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Chapman North Homeless Assistance Center

Miami, FL

Client: Chapman Partnership for the Homeless


Chapman Partnership Homeless Assistance Center (1996-current), first of (two) facilities that included programming, design and construction supervision of an 80,000 SF mixed-use facility, first of its kind in the USA. This facility houses (500) homeless men, women and children each with several support activities in administration, daycare, health facilities, teaching facilities in classroom and kitchen, machinery facilities, social/caseworker services and multi-denominational chapel.

First of its kind AIA declared national model, Mr. Chisholm as Lead architect and committee chair in charge of Design and construction, worked in teamwork with WA architects/engineers, worked with Miami Dade County Public Schools psychiatrists, psychologists, school teachers, social workers, security experts, kitchen consultants, landscape architects, engineers, community leaders, senators and congressmen to design and execute these facilities.

The project included MDCPS vocational classrooms, teaching kitchen and dining cafeteria, gathering areas, play areas, social caseworker offices and work spaces. This was programmed, designed and constructed as a new facility with homeless housing component. Designed Medical Center for the care of Homeless population administered by Jackson Health System.




1993 - 1995

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