“It is exciting to see Fast Company recognizes inspiring design coupled with nature, as part of a trauma-informed setting, can dramatically impact a child’s ability to heal, along with those professionals who treat them. We hope this type of innovative design is adopted nationwide and used as a model for organizations providing essential services in our communities,” said Kim Abernethy, ChildSafe President & CEO.
Immeasurable care was taken to design a nurturing, child-friendly campus. “By strategic design decisions, we were able to invoke nature’s therapeutic benefits inside and outside of the building to bring a sense of calm to children and families during a daunting time in their lives, as well as staff members who work in stressful situations,” said Michael Rey, Overland Principal on the project.
The building employs many sustainable strategies, including solar panels, rainwater harvesting, recycled water for landscaping and advanced heating and cooling technologies to minimize operation and maintenance costs, while being responsible stewards of the land.
“The entire campus was designed and built on the premise of providing a restorative experience for all who visit and work there,” said Rey.
To learn more about ChildSafe services and their new campus, visit www.childsafe-sa.org.
To learn more about Overland Partners’ role in the project, visit www.overlandpartners.com
ChildSafe Contact: Karen Adams 210-844-8973
Overland Contact: Erika Picard 210-793-6951
SOURCE Overland Partners Inc