The Night Ministry has renovated a three-story space to support the growing needs of the 44-year-old organization which provides housing, healthcare, and human connection to members of the Chicago community experiencing homelessness or poverty.
A former loading dock is converted into a new well-lit accessible entrance, featuring a large awning that provides shelter and protection from the busy street. The first floor houses The Crib – the organization’s overnight shelter for young adults, ages 18-24 – and includes a serving kitchen, administrative offices for staff, meeting rooms, and multi-purpose programming space for dining, social services, job assistance, and social activities. The facility is highlighted by a colorful and dynamic interior mural spanning the Crib’s multi-purpose area. Additional feature walls, commissioned by local Chicago art students, will eventually fill each floor with richness and color, conveying The Night Ministry’s core values of refuge, safety, and healing.
General Contractor: Bulley & Andrews
Structural Engineer: GRAEF
M/P Engineer: Martin Peterson Company, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Nesko Electric Company
Landscape Architect: McKay Landscape Architects
Photography: Kendall McCaugherty, Hall + Merrick Photographers