Wendell Foster Center
We were approached to master plan a new campus that would take advantage of the known advancements in treatment of developmental disabilities. Our solution was to view the patient room as “home.” Since most physical therapy occurs inside the “home,” the rooms are oversized to accommodate therapy equipment. The Wendell Foster Center campus reflects a village atmosphere where residential lampposts, siding materials, color selections, landscape materials, and even sidewalk placement exude a neighborhood feel. A community building in the center of the “neighborhood” serves as the recreation space, the church, the theater, and gathering area. The objective was to create a neighborhood campus that focused on creating a sense of ownership for the patient, the families of the patient, and the caregivers of the patient while applying the latest advances in medicine and technology.