Kathleen Lukens Living Center

22 units designed to help individuals cross the "Threshold to Independence"

This project creates a special kind of home for 24 developmentally disabled adults. Focusing on one’s abilities rather than disabilities, the project provides both the physical environment and the social support structure to assist individuals cross the Threshold to Independence.

Client: Camp Venture Inc.
Location: Sparkill, New York
Size: 25,000 sf
Cost: $2,500,000

Each unit has a kitchenette so that individuals may prepare meals for themselves and guests, although a common dining facility just off the entry will entice many and support those who need it. Romanic Victorian imagery, two exposures per unit, and naturally illuminated corridors make these 22 apartments feel like one home.

1998 AIA Community Design Award Winner