The new “center” consolidates a number of different programs and services offered by The Salvation Army into one campus building including: Marian Pritchett School for Pregnant and Parenting Teens; Social Services; Food Pantry; after school activity programs; administration of housing and clothing distribution services; and a church. The Salvation Army was able to bring together under one roof all of these programs, which were spread throughout the Boise area among four scattered locations. It is the most significant building project ever undertaken by The Salvation Army in its over 125-year history in the Boise area.
The design of the 47,234 square foot, two-story building is complex, with its spiritual and humble underpinnings, and fulfills the motto of The Salvation Army: “Doing the Most Good.” The most prominent building corner is celebrated through a bright representation of a lantern, becoming a beacon to all who pass by. The Salvation Army’s spirituality is reinforced through back-lit crosses. Simple yet powerful materials and layout are used throughout the facility.