Part of the Solution

Spacesmith designed a new home for this non-profit that serves people in need by providing food, clothing, counseling, and other supportive services. The 15,000 sf building includes a full service kitchen and dining area, food pantry, counseling offices, a clothing exchange, showers, a barber shop, and medical suites.

Part of the Solution (POTS) models itself as a ‘one-stop shop’ for New Yorkers in poverty. When POTS was exploring various expansion options that would suit the increasing needs of the surrounding community we leaned heavily on Spacesmith as our architects and designers to thoughtfully integrate the breadth of our diverse programming into a single space. Spacesmith was also able to translate our organizational values of dignity, hospitality, respect and empowerment into the design of the space. At the end of the day, POTS has a well-designed, bright, and welcoming space that allows the organization to effectively the meet the diverse needs of clients in a dignified and hospitable way.
— Christopher Bean, Executive Director, Part of the Solution