FOSTERING A HEALING ENVIRONMENT
LifeSource Headquarters, located along the banks of the Mississippi River, provides a permanent gathering space for the regional nonprofit organization that manages organ and tissue transplants. The 45,000-square-foot headquarters building serves not only as office space for the organization’s 145 employees, but also contains clinical spaces, including a morgue and recovery rooms for tissue and organ donors. There are also conference spaces, an indoor receiving/loading dock, and a large indoor mechanical and electrical space. The two-wing, V-shaped building features a large, cantilevered entryway and a unique wavy entrance wall symbolizing the adjacent river. The headquarters, with its simple yet strong form and views of the river and memorial garden, is intended as a place of reflection and gathering for both recipients and donors’ families during a difficult time.