39571 PROJECT
LOCATION / DELISLE, MS
PHASE / COMPLETED 2006
SIZE / 11,500 SF

Following the devastation that hit the coastal areas of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, the 39571 Project arose as a collaboration between SHoP Architects and Martha Murphy, a local resident of Pass Christian in DeLisle, Mississippi. After the storm, SHoP coordinated government and volunteer work days to clear a site and erect a 5,000 sq. ft. tent to house a temporary distribution center. In the following months, the team started work on a permanent non-profit center under the newly created Mississippi Katrina Fund. Designed and constructed in less than one year, the center opened to tenants in the summer of 2006 where its 10,000 sq. ft. facility currently houses space for various programs that include a restaurant, market, bookstore, and non-profit space.