Special Needs | Autism | Elementary
Hall Neighborhood House Dental Suite
52 George E Pipkin's Way, Bridgeport, CT
Hall Neighborhood House, an organization dedicated to providing services to educate, enrich, and empower Bridgeport Residents of all ages & cultures. One way Hall Neighborhood accomplishes this is through the various services offered, such as quality and affordable dental care. Wiles Architects has supported Hall Neighborhood House's mission through the design of an all new dental suite. Which can accommodate two patients in a room separated by a privacy wall/sink combination. This is a great example of Wiles Architects' ability to create designs that matter for those who need it most.
St. Vincent's Special Needs
Aquatic Therapy Center
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull, CT 06611
Our initial meetings with the Director and Staff revealed the need for an innovative pool design solution to ensure the safety of the Clients and staff. Meeting that need was achieved by the use of a movable pool bottom floor that allows the physically challenged Clients to be placed on to a pool platform that the staff can then lower to a selected depth avoiding dangerous lifting mechanisms. St. Vincent's was able to build the 2,000 square foot Aquatic Therapy Facility, through a donation from the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival in 2011, as well as with many generous donations.
In addition to the pool, ther are 3 changing rooms, some of which are equiped with motorized changing tables with hand held shower heads, which allows the staff to rinse Clients comfortably before returning them to other Special Needs.
St. Vincent's Special Needs Classroom Addition
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull, CT 06611
Due to the increase in students attending the St. Vincent's Special Needs program the facility needed to find a way to expand the existing building. As a solution, we have designed a new addition, which will hold new educational, storage, and recreational spaces. This project is not yet completed, and is a work-in-progress.
220 Middlebrooks Ave, Trumbull, CT 06611
The Town of Trumbull embraced the commitment to provide educational opportunities for early learning. The PRE-K Coalition Building America’s Future states it best: Research evidence overwhelmingly shows that children’s participation in a high-quality pre-kindergarten program makes a critical difference in their development. High-quality early learning environments are associated with enhanced child outcomes in the areas of language, vocabulary, early math, and social skills.
Middlebrook addresses the educational needs of a wide variety of educational challenges including model, autistic and special needs children.
The building responded to the exceptional tasks of early education though sensitive and careful selection of all building components. Lighting ballast are remote, air flows slowed to a whisper, no HVAC equipment is located on the roof eliminating building born sound.
The configuration of the plan was purposely designed to introduce way finding building elements and respond to space sensory challenged children. Scale, door, and window height are carefully considered from a small person’s perspective.
Walgreens Pharmacy at Smilow Cancer Center,
Yale New Haven
55 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511
Located within the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale Hospital, this Walgreens is uniquely dedicated to filling prescriptions specifically for cancer patients and does not include the array of other goods usually found in todays pharmacies.
Connected to to the Smilow Cancer Center, patients have the convenience of visiting the Walgreens Pharmacy without actually leaving the building.
Clark Metal Medical & Corporate Office Building
75 Kings Highway Cutoff, Fairfield, CT 06824
Located on the site of the former Clark Metal Facotry, in a high traffic area of Fairfield, Wiles Architects was asked to construct the new 40,000 square foot office building so that it would minimize the amount of visible parking. In response, we elevated and bent the building to mask the parked cars from Kings Highway.
In addition several significant 150 year old trees remained untouched, createing an immediate impact on the surrounding area.
Within the building, each tenant space is accessed via a well designed and appointed lobby. This Building is now home to the Orthopeadic Specialty Group and the Associated Neurologists of Southern Connecticut.
Circle Medical Office Building
425 Post Road, Fairfield, CT, 06824
A two story office building consisting of 55,000 sf. Medical and corporate uses are accommodated with flexible building systems meeting a wide variety of occupancy uses. It was identified by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce as one of the best Town improvements. The Fairfield Circle Medical Office building is a focal point for this commercial area of Fairfield. The scale and massing of the building addressed the complex traffic and road pattern of East Kings Highway. Today, this buildig is home to Millward Brown Inc, Yale New Haven's Northeast Medical Group, the Gastroenterology Associates of Fairfield County, and The Endoscopy Center of Fairfield.