House of Love Renovation & Expansion
eMiC Project 10027
May 31 - June 11, 2012
January 2013: Design complete.
Steve Ulrich - eMiC team leader
Nicole Halstead - eMiC intern
Yumi Nakajima - eMiC intern
Suellen Maia - architect
Craig Cole - structural
Brian Klauk - civil
Liz Daugherty - drafting/interior design
Original Project Scope
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti left many homeless. There are those who are able to repair or rebuild their home, however, there are still hundreds of
thousands struggling to fend for themselves in Port-au Prince's dangerous
streets, not having proper shelter or adequate provision for their daily
Unlike many of the earthquake victims, the Wagnac family's home in Port-au-
Prince did not incur any damages. Moved by the fact that there were so
many in need, the Wagnac's offered their family home as a shelter,
especially for the homeless elderly, and House of Love was born.
The purpose of House of Love is to provide comfortable living conditions
and dignified care for seniors who are homeless and in need. They
minister to both the physical and spiritual needs of the residents
by providing a clean and safe home, nutritious meals, basic personal
needs and medical care in a Christ-focused environment.
House of Love currently has eight elderly residents. It is their goal to increase
the number of seniors they can serve, as well as remedying accessibility concerns. They believe in preserving the dignity of the residents, empowering them to care for themselves as much as possible.
House of Love is one of only a few group homes in Port-au-Prince that exists
solely to serve the elderly who are poor. They want to serve as a model
institution that provides dignified care to those who have been marginalized in
society. Will you join the team to design a facility that reflects honor and respect for those who cannot help themselves?