Salvation Army Center of Hope
The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham wanted to explore various sites and opportunities to relocate their Area Command and Social Services buildings and develop a new Center of Hope in Birmingham, Alabama.
Since 2001, LIVE Design Group has been involved in a series of master planning and committee meetings to evaluate properties in several areas of the city and gain approval from the community programs. A total of seven programming concepts and designs were explored at various sites before identifying a viable property: the Lewis Elementary site in North Birmingham.
Construction is currently underway, including the renovation of the existing three-story school building, which will house the Army’s Social Services and Area Command Offices. The campus also includes construction of new buildings, which will provide a new dining facility, emergency shelter and transitional housing facilities, a recreation courtyard, parking, and plans for a future Corps Community Center. When completed, the 115,000-square-foot project will provide space for The Salvation Army to grow its services over the next 50 years and beyond.