After nearly five years of development, the new Star of Hope campus opened its doors and heart to the Houston community. Supporting homeless women and families, the Cornerstone Community provides a range of intensive program offerings that provide stability and personal development.

DBR Engineering Consultants was thrilled to have worked alongside Star of Hope and Kirksey Architecture in support of homelessness needs in Houston. Comprised of nine buildings, the 48-acre campus combines low-income housing; a multipurpose campus community center; a 300-seat chapel; a family counseling center; a collection and retail center; and the House of Hope.

Kevin Pfeiffer, who represented DBR as the Partner in Charge, praised Star of Hope for their ability to convey their detailed vision of the Cornerstone Community by actively collaborating with the entire project team. To support Star of Hope’s needs, DBR focused on value engineering and energy efficient design solutions for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems of the campus.

A particularly fulfilling project to DBR, the firm will continue to shine a light on this local charitable organization and its efforts to help those less fortunate. To learn more about Star of Hope and how you can become part of the Cornerstone Community, please visit