West Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 10, 2012
A recently published Norix case study illustrates how the newly completed Salvation Army shelter facility in Phoenix serves as an ideal model for evaluating and selecting furnishings for intensive use environments. The study describes the performance and design criteria identified by the project designers and shelter officials, and provides an overview of the specification process.
The case study begins with a brief history of the construction project. The Herberger transitional living center is part of a 78,000-square-foot, $9 million dollar project that was paid for with donations and internal financing. The complex includes the Salvation Army’s regional headquarters, a social services center, job counseling center, and outdoor recreation space for families and children living in or receiving services from the agency.
The case study lists six specific furnishings goals for the 24 family suites, each containing a living area with a kitchen and two bedrooms with twin beds. “When it came to furnishings, function and extreme durability were primary drivers for the client,” said Brooke Vink, Associate IIDA/Senior Interior Designer at Deutsch Architecture Group, a key member of the project team.
To meet the project’s functional, aesthetic and budgetary goals and to provide transitional housing for nearly 4,000 people annually, the project team selected four Norix furniture products for the family suites: Titan Series Steel Case Goods; Hondo Series Lounge Seating; Madera Series Tables; and Gibraltar Series Lobby Seating. Images of the furnished suites are included in the 4-page case study. Detailed product information, including the array of color choices and construction specifications are available on the Norix website at: http://www.norix.com/shelter-furniture.asp. To download the complete case study on the new emergency shelter, link to: http://www.blog.norix.com/case-study-salvation-army.
About Norix Group, Inc.
Norix offers the most complete line of high-quality, durable furniture for challenging environments. For more than 25 years Norix has served the corrections industry, providing secure furnishings and fixtures for every application. The product line has expanded to include other industries and environments such as behavioral healthcare, transportation, educational institutions, fire/police stations, commercial facilities, shelters, and military installations. The privately held company is headquartered in West Chicago, IL with sales representatives and dealers throughout the U.S. In 2012, Norix launched Safe Environments a news and information blog serving architects, designers, administrators, and facility managers involved in the design, construction, and operation of challenging environments. For more information, call 800.234.4900 or visit: http://www.norix.com. Editors Note: facility and product images available upon request.