Project name: D.S. Chen Health and Wellness Center
Project location: Deerfield, Massachusetts
Firm name: ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge
Jury comments: This health and wellness center for a high school is inviting without designing down to teenagers. On the exterior, it honors its community and the historic fabric of the neighborhood. Subtle photovoltaics on the roof give it sustainability points. Corner windows bring generous light into the interior, and the organization of spaces demonstrates sensitivity to privacy in this campus setting.The palette is calming and organic, embodying the wellness values of the center. It is clear that the caretaking and wellbeing of students are at the forefront of this project.
Client: Deerfield Academy
Images: ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge; Deerfield Academy; Robert Benson Photography
Consultants: Acentech; BushWang; Engelberth Construction; Howe Engineers; O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun; Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering; The Stone House Group; Tighe and Bond; Tillotson Design Associates; Wil-Spec