New Life
for New Door

In order to transform the lives of more at-risk youth in San Francisco, New Door Ventures turned to NBBJ for pro bono design services to expand and renovate their headquarters.

New Door Ventures provides skill-building, jobs and individual support to help at-risk youth discover and achieve their potential. Located in the Mission District, the organization’s home had become too small to fulfill their mission and required upgrades to make spaces more welcoming and comfortable.

The revitalized home of New Door Ventures is now a universal space where everyone can feel welcome and safe. Classrooms, team meeting areas and a computer lab provide space for various training programs, while social areas and a kitchen are designed to foster creativity, community and connection, both for groups and for those who want time alone. Staff offices are improved as well, with better lighting, new furnishings and private areas to meet with donors.