Toward Independent Living and Learning | Carlisle

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Working with TILL, a private, not-for-profit providing a wide range of services, vocational and day programs to meet the needs of people of all ages with disabilities, Davis Square Architects designed a two-group home development located in Carlisle, MA, that serves 9 residents. The first group home in Carlisle, the project breaks the mold of traditional group home expectations through striking design and décor, and incorporates sustainable elements such as solar-ready roofs and stormwater management. 

Direct connections between residents and architecture are fostered through outdoor engagement and activity. Between the homes is a shared patio, and each structure also has a semi-private patio or deck on the side opposite the public patio. Supporting the therapeutic program, a thoughtful integration of the buildings’ structures and the site itself provides opportunity for the flow of outdoor space between them, creating a variety of “outdoor rooms”. The landscape program is meant to engage the residents through physical activity and also with the sights and sounds of the setting.