St. Jude’s Ranch Crossings

Las Vegas, Nevada

Building Hope Nevada, a local 501(c)(3) community development corporation, in partnership with St Jude’s Ranch for Children (SJR), has engaged LGA in the development of an affordable housing project for transitioning youth. The $2.1 million facility was funded through HUD’s Supportive Housing Program and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

The 9,800 s.f., single-story building is situated on one acre and features fifteen 450 s.f. studio apartments, one 450 s.f. residential manager’s apartment, a 1,700-square-foot clubhouse, central courtyard, and parking. A multipurpose room with break area, laundry room, technology room, offices, and restrooms are located in the clubhouse.

This supportive housing program provides a range of services to help young adults, ages 18 to 25, who were homeless achieve self-sufficiency. Services may include individual case management; employment, education, and/or transportation assistance; and discharge planning, among others. The process is typically successful within nine months; however, clients who follow their lease agreement (which is tied to a case management plan), may remain in an St Jude’s Ranch Crossings apartment for up to 24 months.

Client

Building Hope Nevada

Completion

2012

Cost

$2.1M

Services Performed

Site Selection
Zoning
Schematic Design
Design Development
Construction Documents
Bidding
Contractor Interviews/Selection

Role

Design Architect/Architect of Record

The rear backyard and barbeque area of the St Jude's Ranch Crossings affordable housing project, designed by LGA Architecture.The common area inside of the St Jude's Ranch Crossings affordable housing project, designed by LGA Architecture.The rear backyard and barbeque area of the St Jude's Ranch Crossings affordable housing project, designed by LGA Architecture.