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Civic Center

Navigation Center


Following the success of the Mission Street Navigation Center, Public Works partnered with the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing and Community Housing Partnership to convert the abandoned, unused ground floor spaces of the Civic Center Hotel into welcoming, engaging, fully accessible community and social service spaces for the Navigation Center. The transformation enhanced the urban realm of the street by opening up the boarded up storefronts, removing urban blight, and creating a lively street presence. The renovated ground floor now features open, light-filled spaces including a community room / dining room, laundry facility and kitchenette, as well as social services offices where residents can meet with case managers and health workers focused on linking them to their path to permanent housing.


Site analysis and as-built drawings
Design development
Construction drawings including details
Selected materials, finishes, and installed furnishings
Designed and drew chalkboard wall design
Construction administration including coordinating with contractors and consultants
Specifying, designing and detailing to meet ADA conformance including accessible ramps, furnishings, and lavatories

Software Used
REVIT, NavisWorks, SketchUp, Illustrator

1,400 square feet

Renovation and tenant improvements


Design Team

Jennifer Dameron, Paul DeFreitas, Alejandro Pimentel

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