Glickman Lauder Middle of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Issues: Picture Tour

Glickman Lauder Middle of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Issues

The 28,000-square-foot Glickman Lauder Middle of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Issues in Portland, Maine, consolidates companies beneath one roof. It homes a youngsters’s day therapy program (preschool, Okay-12), grownup day therapy program, outpatient care, and scientific analysis.

Though the venture was initially deliberate as a two-story constructing, wetlands and soil restricted the buildable footprint. The design was reconfigured to a one-story, L-shaped constructing with two wings that meet at a central core the place the primary foyer {and gymnasium} are situated. The preschool/Okay-12 day therapy program is situated in a single wing, and the grownup and youngster outpatient applications, scientific remedy and therapy, and administrative places of work are located within the different.

The scientific/outpatient therapy wing helps the grownup and youngster outpatient therapy applications, scientific analysis, and caregiver coaching. Individuals can obtain routine medical and dental care in a well-recognized setting on the facility’s medical examination, dental examination, and lab area.

Twenty-two places of work assist facility employees together with grownup and youngster psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, researchers, medical personnel, and program directors. Workplaces are situated on the perimeter, whereas behavioral therapy area and corresponding statement rooms are centrally situated.

Within the preschool/Okay-12 wing, eight lecture rooms are organized in two corridors alongside the perimeter of the constructing with assist areas within the center. Remark rooms with two-way mirrored glass permit caregivers to oversee with out interfering and inform participant therapy plans.

A life abilities room helps members put together for actual life conditions that could be traumatic, reminiscent of going to the dentist, getting a haircut, or getting blood drawn. College students also can follow job abilities with a grocery retailer conveyor belt and check-out counter that was donated by an area grocery retailer. Two sensory rooms have tumble mats, crash pads, and bodily and occupational remedy gear.

The venture was designed as a scientific analysis facility with a totally outfitted “autism classroom of the long run.” Individuals use wearable biosensors to watch sleep, circadian rhythms, and different biometrics. Within the statement rooms, an built-in AV system captures synchronized excessive decision knowledge; a central charging cart and specialty charging stations have been included into the millwork.

A strategic use of colour and supplies encourages self-navigation, exploration, and communication. For instance, the ability encompasses a palette of yellow, orange, blue, inexperienced, and grays. Pale hues are utilized in low-stimulation settings, and brilliant, daring hues are utilized in larger stimulation areas. Moreover, the design focuses on a nature/tenting theme, reflecting the encompassing Maine panorama.


Mission particulars for Glickman Lauder Middle of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Issues:

Location: Portland, Maine

Completion date: August 2021

Proprietor: Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Complete constructing space: 28,000 sq. ft.

Complete development price:  $11.4 million

Value/sq. ft.: $407

Structure agency: E4H Environments for Well being Structure (Portland, Maine)

Inside design: E4H Environments for Well being Structure (Boston)

Basic contractor: Langford & Low Development

Engineering: Stantec (MEP), Foley Buhl Roberts (structural), Ransom Engineers (civil)

Builder: Langford & Low Development