Upward Bound: LA Designers Create Happy Spaces for Homeless Families

by , 02/01/10

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The Family Shelter also includes amazing spaces designed by Erica Islas, Brigid Coulter, Cory Pernicano, Linda Graveline, Jessica Brende, Carlo Rios, Cozette Coffman, Christy Biberich, Typhanie Peterson, Rhonda Konowalow Angell, Melissa Capeheart, and Lynnea Schweiters.

Besides the creative and up-cycled interiors, Vanos Architects remodeled the former hotel to include several sustainable features including low flow toilets, doors made from 70% recycled content, energy efficient windows, recycled content insulation, tankless water heaters, and energy star fans and fixtures. They also used lumber from the original structure to complete the framing for the new building and recycled 80% of the construction debris.

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  1. powerhouse February 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    i love your work elizabom

  2. powerhouse February 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    will you add us to the waiting list i’m 48 she’s 15 yrs old

  3. powerhouse February 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    please contact me when you have an opening i hope soon because something is making me sick where i’m living and it’s an emergency for my sake and my 18 yr old dauhter whose on campus

  4. Megan @ WorldofGood.com February 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Fabulous project – I would love to hear how the families enjoy their beautiful digs!

  5. eTTadesigns February 1, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Great post Haily! It was a wonderful experience and an incredibly supportive collaboration between the designers and vendor donors. I am honored to have been a part of this projec t.

  6. ELIZABOMB February 1, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Hi this is Elizabeth Bomberger from InSight Interiors, one of the designers who worked on the Upward Bound project. You can see my design on the 1st picture of page 2 and the 2nd picture of page three of the article. If you liked my work and need a designer you may contact me at insightinteriors1@gmail.com. Thanks!

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