B28. Women’s Center and Shelter – A Sanctuary from Domestic Violence

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Client: Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Architecture Firm: Rothschild Doyno Collaborative

Contractor: Rycon Construction, Inc.

Engineers: Gateway Engineers, Taylor Structural Engineers, Iams Consulting, Dunham reGroup

Photographer: Ed Massery Photography & Rothschild Doyno Collaborative

Landscape Architect: Gateway Engineers

Consultants: McFarland Kistler & Associates, Kolano Design, Clear Story

More than one in three women have experienced domestic violence in the US. The Women’s Center and Shelter is a leader in the Community, caring for the victims. The renovation of the building transformed the institutional Shelter into a Sanctuary for victims. Both guests and Staff can now recover from the trauma, finding hope in every room. The goal was to help victims in finding their dignity, and the courage to start a new life.