Penza Bailey Architects is providing architectural design services for the renovation of the Manna House, a non-profit organization with several social service and advocacy programs that extensively serve the homeless, poor and needy within the greater Baltimore area. The expansion, reconfiguration and renovation of the facility will create better utilization of the space and increase capacity, and will include an enlarged dining and commercial food service facility, increased case management offices, and client support services.
During the first phase of extensive renovations in 2013, interior updates to the facility included extensive storage areas, a dining hall, commercial kitchen, locker/shower/toilet facilities, laundry rooms, administration offices and meeting rooms, computer lab, counseling and interview rooms, clothing distribution center, and a new elevator. The renovation required the careful phasing of construction to allow for uninterrupted operation and services. The facility was completely upgraded to meet present codes and the ADA, including roll in showers, bathrooms, elevator, accessible corridors and spaces, visual alarms, counters, and ramp entrances.