Santa Fe Youth Shelters
Youth Shelters and Family Services
Completed: 2010
Cost: $1.4 M

For over twenty years Youth Shelters and Family Services (YSFS) has served run-away youth in Santa Fe by offering emergency shelter, social services, life skills counseling, and transitional housing. Beginning in 2005, Kells + Craig undertook programming and conceptual design services for a new Transitional Living Center that will provide youth with transitional accommodations between the shelter and market housing. The five two-bedroom units are organized in a sawtooth plan to maximize individual enclosed outdoor spaces and to minimize views from one unit to another. In addition to private funds, the project is funded through grants from HUD and the state legislature.