WISEPlace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping to end homelessness among women. For more than 95 years, WISEPlace has provided safe, affordable transitional housing, healthy meals, financial-empowerment curriculum and employment assistance, to help women move from homelessness and hopelessness to self-reliance.
The project, “Transformation: Turning Space into Place,” invited industry leaders within architec-ture and design along with a contract partner, to participate in an interior design competition to renovate and create a more livable community room for the women of WISEPlace. The goal of the project was to design both a beautiful and functional community haven for the women who reside there, as well as create an event venue for the local community to help further encourage sustainable funding for the nonprofit. Out of six firms who competed, RDC and CDG Builders were chosen for their winning design concept that was unveiled today as part of the grand open-ing. Pivot Interiors and Herman Miller oversaw the design competition and outfitted the entirety of the community room’s interior and furniture needs.