St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center – Green Room


Existing ingredients:

Knotty pine panelling basement walls painted pink

Dropped acoustical ceiling

Second hand furniture

Learning environment

Staff work area

Combine all of the above for a less than welcoming environment for housing ownership seminars and staff meetings.


A complete gut was in order to awaken and expose the new mechanical system, and the ageless stone foundation and wood framing in this urban row house.  A new space plan, finish application and lighting created a new approach to how the space can be used.  New furniture was obtained through a direct contract with an educational furniture manufacturer and random carpet tile was purchased in keeping with the spirit of recycling.