Lone Star Legal Aid has quite a story. Headquartered in Houston, Lone Star has 12 other offices across the state and is the fourth largest free legal aid provider in the United States. The building is 3 stories spanning 42,028/sf of space. During Hurricane Harvey, the building caught fire, destroying the entire first floor and creating many structural issues. AMB Architects brought in consultants to complete the construction team needed to expertly address the challenges the older building with fire and explosion damage was facing.
Managing Principal Breann Nash guided the client through the design process from the very beginning, developing a modern finish palette that has nods to traditional law firm design and highlighting existing building elements that survived the fire. President Alyse Makarewicz was heavily involved in all architectural evaluations, and challenges as damage to the building continued to expose itself.
Two years later and nearly three years after Harvey, Lone Star Legal Aid is back home.
Photographer: Strata Visuals