This children’s advocacy center brings child abuse professionals together in one location to support the needs of victims and non-offending family members. This retrofit project converted a three-story downtown residence to better support increasing program needs.
All of the support spaces are designed to be inviting and friendly, but not distracting to the families and children who can range from pre-school to teenagers. Acoustical separation between spaces is a priority. Natural light, bright pops of color and nature references are designed to help support the healing process. A large mural provides a positive visual distraction in each of the medical exam rooms and donor recognition and room signs feature a colorful leaf motif. A non-operating fireplace in the lobby remains as a simple visual feature for the space.
City: Lancaster, PA
Project Type: Healthcare - Renovations
Photographer: Nathan Cox Photography