Byrne & bYRNE
“The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) addresses issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island by providing food, shelter, long-term housing and supportive services in a dignified and respectful manner. They are a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization with a dedicated staff, a broad base of community support and a commitment to educate the public about these issues. They have emergency shelters, two for family and one for single men. All offer temporary refuge and supportive services for homeless individuals while they reside as guests in a home-like environment. With staff support. the guests search for a home while working or seeking employment.”
Commercial stacking chairs and highchairs are lightweight, easy to move and durable
LED Down lights and fans on dimmers replaced track lights and fans
Replaced bulletin boards with fabric wrapped, color coordinated message boards
Modular, contemporary square tables can be easily moved, reconfigured, rearranged and cleaned
Inspirational and colorful artwork was placed against Benjamin Moore: Ultra Spec Scuff-X
Color: OC-52 in eggshell finish
As the Faculty Adviser for the IDS Molloy Student Chapter, Marie orchestrated all the necessary steps that she and the students had to take to make this project a success. A team of students and mentors including Donna Stalworth, the student project manager, took on various tasks from the first interview through completion. Marie worked throughout the project to translate all the ideas and research into a creative, cohesive and well thought out design. The design concepts that were employed for this multi-purpose room transformed it from a dark, dreary space into a functional, light and happy atmosphere.
As the staff members indicated at the ribbon cutting ceremony, “we love how the space has turned out and it now feels more like a home”. The team wanted to create an atmosphere that would brighten the days for the occupants and give hope for the future, something that a good design should always be about.
Replaced existing floor with LVT plank, cork backed, easy to clean, slip resistant, commercial flooring that hides scratches
Marie Byrne believes that it is important to give back to the community. So, when her students at Molloy College wanted to work on designing a room at a homeless shelter she was all in. A multi-functional dining room at The Edna Moran INN was chosen. Each family shares one room, which makes the common areas so important, especially the dining room.
Duralee Fabric on valance brings color and texture while hiding wood blind header
Replaced unusable french doors with sliding, energy efficient door with blinds inside for privacy, sun control and means of egress