We were honored to work on a major addition and interior renovation project for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), Dane County's domestic violence shelter since 1977. The facility offers a wide array of crisis intervention and community education/prevention programs, including a 24-hour help line, programming for children from violent homes, legal advocacy, and more. Needless to say, we became personally invested in this project; lives literally depended on its successful execution. This project centered on two main areas at DAIS: an office area for counseling and corporate staff and a residential area for client living quarters. As part of the project, we installed a security system around the building to ensure client safety.