Bethlehem Inn Homeless Shelter

Bend, oregon


completed 2018

18,181 sq ft – Phase I

Project Description

Bethlehem Inn’s staff work tirelessly, day-in and day-out, helping Central Oregonians who are homeless. Beyond giving them a safe, sheltered place to sleep, the Bethlehem Inn provides meals as well as assistance to help end homelessness. For years, the shelter operated out of an old hotel that had inadequate space for staff members and those they served. Thanks to the generosity of many donors during an ongoing capital campaign, Bethlehem Inn is now able to completely rebuild their facilities to better meet the non-profit’s needs, and we at Ascent Architecture & Interiors are proud to help them with this rewarding projectfrom initial design concepts all the way through construction administration. The rebuild, split into two phases, will result in more administrative space, a commercial kitchen, dining space, sleeping units for families and individuals, and space for Bethlehem Inn’s support programs. In the end, more people struggling with homelessness will have access to shelter and assistance.

See a time lapse of Bethlehem Inn construction here.


2018 Building a Better Central Oregon “Best Rebuild of an Essential Central Oregon Facility”

Family Dining Room

This dining space, designed to efficiently feed a number of families, gets people nourished while ensuring food safety.

Family Living Unit

Along with units for individuals, our design for Bethlehem Inn includes rooms specifically designed with families in mind. They feature more sleeping spaces, the ability to pull a divider between areas of the room, and more.

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