Design enables mission. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA (VLPWPA) on the design of their new office space to support their important mission to improve the quality of life of local veterans, service members and their families. Home to one of the largest concentrated veteran populations in the country, Pennsylvania has a pressing need for organizations like VLPWPA that deliver essential services such as housing and employment and other fundamental support to help veterans and their families as they make the transition back home.
Leveraging the high, exposed ceilings to bring in natural daylight deep into the space, the design creates a comfortable, welcoming environment for VLPWPA staff and visitors. Open and flexible offices, meeting and ancillary spaces support the wide range of VLPWPA programs. As families are especially important to the work that the organization does, a family room was integrated in the space to provide a comfortable space for veterans’ children to explore, learn, and imagine.