San Antonio, Texas
Ronald McDonald House currently has three locations in the San Antonio area; this project adds a fourth house, to be located on Charles Katz drive in the Medical Center. The houses offer short term accommodations to families from outside Bexar County whose children are receiving medical care in the greater San Antonio area. Upon completion of this project, twenty-one additional guest rooms will be available. Five of those will be suites with small kitchenettes, geared towards children who have received organ transplants or other treatment which requires limited contact with others. In addition to guest rooms, the house contains shared public spaces including laundry facilities, living rooms, a game room, a meditation room, and a large kitchen and family area.
The design goals for this project include giving the house a residential aesthetic while still using affordable, commercially rated products that will last. Additionally, MM and its consultants tried to select products and systems that are low maintenance and offer better energy efficiency to ensure that RMH-SA has lower long term costs over the life of the building.