Chapel Haven supports adults with developmental and social disabilities on their path to independence. Recognizing that the adapted single-family houses that comprise most of the campus were no longer supporting the community’s mission, Chapel Haven decided to invest in a master plan that would better facilitate academics, create more health and fitness opportunities, and provide opportunities for growth.
At the heart of the Phase 1 development is the Living Room, an outdoor courtyard that stitches together the new and the old. Designed to accommodate both social gatherings and solitary respite, the Living Room combines space for annual events and a small fountain to create white noise for those that regularly enjoy the space.
A multi-disciplinary team worked closely with the Chapel Haven community to develop a master plan that would be implemented over the course of 3-5 years. Emily Wright was the project manager for the Chapel Haven Master Plan and Phase 1 Implementation while at the SLAM Collaborative, which also provided construction, architectural, and interior design services.