The Unveiling: Satterfield & Pontikes and Newberry Architecture Reveal Project Playhouse Design

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Representatives from Satterfield & Pontikes and Newberry Architecture paid a special visit to HomeAid’s April board meeting to unveil the new Playhouse design they created for HomeAid’s 13th annual Project Playhouse fundraiser. The Satterfield & Pontikes (S&P) and Newberry team named the playhouse the Toy Box Playhouse.

(L TO R): Representatives from Satterfield & Pontikes Alex Flannery, Nick Flannery, Jim Muska and Robert Pleasants unveil the 2019 Playhouse design.

The interior features a number of play areas such as a rock climbing wall, a TV and desk area with a mini fridge, a painting and chalkboard station, and a Minute Maid “juice bar” area for kids to “sell” juices. There is also a loft above with a play-net that can be accessed by a built-in ladder or the rock climbing wall. The exterior features a slide that is accessible from the interior loft.

The Toy Box Playhouse also includes air conditioning and interior/exterior decor that enhances the amenities.


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“The design elements in this year’s playhouse are a kid’s dream come true. I can see kids of all ages spending hours enjoying their playtime, right in their own backyard.”Patrick Mayhan, HomeAid Houston President

Representing the S&P team were: Nic Flannery, Alex Flannery, Jim Muska, Adam Butler and Robert Pleasants. On-hand from Newberry Architecture were: Claudia Tax, Diane Eberly, Marshall Stewart , Brooke Brodlowicz, Gabriela Espinosa and David-Aleksander Ramirez.

After the unveiling, Jim Muska sold the first raffle ticket to HomeAid President Patrick Mayhan, which signaled the official launch of Project Playhouse ticket sales.

HomeAid President Patrick Mayhan (left) purchases the first raffle ticket for the 2019 Playhouse from Jim Muska of S&P (right), officially launching ticket sales.

The S&P and Newberry teams will join HomeAid to display the Toy Box Playhouse, in partnership with the Houston Astros and the Astros Foundation, at Minute Maid Park during the Astros games from June 25 to July 7. Fans will have an opportunity to win the playhouse in a drawing on July 7. Funds raised benefit HomeAid’s mission “to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.”

The 2019 Project Playhouse tea
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A writer and a photographer, Terry Swenson is GHBA's Director of Public Relations. She is also the founder of the PictureThis Project, which puts cameras in the hands of Houston's homeless and allows them to share their story, through their lens.

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