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Hope Cottage

Dallas, Texas

Hope Cottage sees itself as a kind of home for those who wish to create new homes for themselves (adoptive parents), and for those who wish to make such homes possible for others (biological mothers choosing adoption). This project's primary goal was to provide office space that felt cozy, instead of corporate, as if you’re being welcomed into a new and supportive family. The Gensler team approached this project with the care they would give to their own home, incorporating elements to evoke residential design such as a tower resembling a chimney and family hearth, a porch, a balcony, and a residential palette of stone, wood, steel, and glass. This project had deep, personal meaning to the team as all the architects and design directors involved were also adoptive parents.