Providing scalable housing for Savannah’s homeless community became an even greater priority as a consequence of the COVID pandemic, and GMShay volunteered to help answer this challenge.  At the request of City Manager Pat Monahan, we explored ways to create a village of repurposed shipping containers.  This study included multiple types for different user profiles arranged into neighborhood clusters and surrounding a community facility with showers, laundry and a health and security office.  Work is now underway to refit the community container and develop the prototypes for residences, in hopes of opening by the end of 2020.

architecture + urban design

Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects

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Savannah, GA 31041

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