Buckner International Family Hope Center
GFF has designed the new Family Hope Center for Buckner International, a global faith-based non-profit in Dallas, Texas. The new 23,000 SF building serves the Bachman Lake area community by providing financial empowerment classes, family counseling, humanitarian aid, a licensed after-school program and a youth academy. The building is divided into smaller volumes and uses familiar gabled roof forms to create a welcoming and inviting façade. A central landscaped courtyard provides a safe exterior extension of the building that can be used for classes, events and dining. Primary exterior building materials are limestone, wood cladding, cement plaster, and glass, with large roof overhangs protecting the building from the Texas sun. Bright colors, comfortable lounge areas and warm interior finishes help create a comfortable environment for the community.