Emanuel Housing

Sheltering Wing

This building combines a new five-story addition with adaptive reuse of a historic warehouse building in downtown Minneapolis, creating 101 efficiency and one-bedroom supportive housing dwelling units for residents who have experienced long-term homelessness. On the street level and lower level are support service offices, commercial space, and a drop-in health clinic.

The addition balances the existing building with a similarly solid masonry form but introduces playful bay windows that give the addition its own character. The link between the existing and new buildings is celebrated with color and form as the building’s main entrance. The interior includes a welcoming lobby, open stairs, and light-filled atrium space.

Daylight is brought into the lower level through a two-story resident lounge and interior windows into an adjacent training room. A private landscaped courtyard offers a quiet respite for residents.

This project was completed by Cermak Rhoades Architects before joining LHB.
Project Type Adaptive Reuse and New Construction Supportive Housing
Location Minneapolis, MN
Completion Date October 2013
Size 92,232 SF
Features & Highlights 2015 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, Minneapolis Chapter of the AIA and Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
2018 AIA Minnesota/McKnight Affordable Housing Design Award
Market Housing
Service Architecture