Buckner International Family Hope Center
GFF has designed a new Family Hope Center for Buckner International, a global faith-based non-profit in Dallas, Texas. The new 23,000 SF building will serve the Bachman Lake area community by providing financial empowerment classes, family counseling, humanitarian aid, a licensed after-school program and a youth academy. GFF divided the building into smaller masses and used familiar gabled roof forms to create a welcoming and inviting facade. 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 and glass, with 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.