RdlR Architects is pleased to announce our recent success in the 2012 AIA Houston Design Award, Texas Society of Architects Design Award, and Contract Magazine’s Inspiration Award for socially responsible design! RdlR Architects was recognized for our innovative renovation work on the Houston Food Bank, which revitalized an old Sysco Co. warehouse, transforming it into the nation’s largest charitable food distribution center.
The design judges were impressed by RdlR’s inventive use of the warehouse’s existing structures, using color, paneling and partitions to create vibrant spaces within spaces. The use of bright colors and super-graphic design elements brought life, light and hope to the old building while highlighting the Houston Food Bank’s unique place and mission within the Greater Houston Area.
The new facility includes a volunteer center, community rooms and a cafe to make the volunteering experience more enjoyable and lure people back on a regular basis; and serve as a launching point for more community projects and volunteerism.
HFB supports a network of nearly 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding a total of 137,000 people each week.