in 2020 bld architecture was asked by joe winters of winters brothers to design a new center for autism in honor of his son. bld architecture along with cameron engineering, happily donated their time to this worthy cause. the new 10,000 gsf center renovates an existing industrial building and adds a second interior floor and greenhouse. the center provides adult career training for individuals on the autism spectrum to help fill the gap in our support systems that end at the age of high school.
the students are trained in a number of career opportunities and basic daily personal management skills to help them cope. this is a remarkable cause and everyone involved wanted to design something that would help make a difference. in the signage design, simplicity, noise and colors are specifically selected to limit any added stress that these distractions can cause individuals. an in-house deli and server are also provided to help train students while servicing the local business community.