Medical Clinic Haiti
This rural medical clinic serves a large, remote agricultural area with walk-in patient health care delivery. The facility provides five exam rooms, ten emergency care beds, and a delivery room with full nursing staff. Back-up facilities include a laboratory, X-ray, ultrasound, medical and management staff, and a kitchen. A central clerestory brings light into the center of the building and promotes natural ventilation.
St. Mary Parish Center Branford, CT
The St. Mary parish required a new parish center to provide administrative functions, a new parish hall that could be divided into separate classrooms with an adjoining commercial kitchen, and a garage for the pastor and other priests residing at the adjoining rectory. The program required that the hall connect directly to the church level with a grade so that easy passage could be made between the two. All of this had to be accomplished within a tight sloping site condition.
In addition, the new facility needed to be connected to the rectory as well, so as to provide a direct connection to the garage and administration, as well as create a bridge between the church and rectory. The architect's task, therefore, was to nestle the facility between the existing church, rectory, and parking and provide direct access to all of those within the constraints of the site, including limitations of setbacks and the slope across the site.
Newtown Daycare Center Newtown, CT
The program for this project entailed the provision of the facilities for child date care, senior center, and community service functions. A natural synergy afforded by those functions includes structured interaction between the seniors and children. The center has a residential character and scale promoting the sense of being in an intimate and safe environment analogous to being at home. Strong geometric massing and structural forms accentuated by color create a vibrant playfulness. Clearstory windows fill the interior spaces with daylight.