Supportive Living | Elderly Living | Affordable Living
Cherry Street Lofts
Wiles Architects began working on the construction administration phase of the Cherry Street Lofts in Bridgeport, CT in 2018. Currently we are working on the third phase of this project, which includes the research, design, and restoration of a series of historical factories in the heart of the west end of Bridgeport, CT, into a mix of affordable and luxury housing. We are currently in the existing conditions documentation phase of this project. The newest technology we have used to document the conditions of these historical buildings was with the use of company that aided us in the 3D imaging and of the buildings in its exact state. From this technology we are accurately able to document and recreate the buildings in other software such as Revit, with precision accuracy.
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Stern Village Housing
Wiles Architects has been working diligently to develop new and exciting ideas to revitalize the Stern Village Housing in Trumbull. Among the proposed upgrades are:
A new access loop
New Community Center
New Resident Building
Renovation/addition to existing apartments
Window & Door replacements
Energy efficiency upgrades
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Wiles Architects has been asked to deign an affordable housing development consisting of one bedroom and studio living units. Located in a transitional neighborhood that affords the occupants shopping and supportive businesses within walking distance of the complex. The building is located in Fairfield, CT. It has a total of 18,768 SQ.FT.
Within the three story building there will be 15- One bedroom units, 14- Studio Units, an onsite Laundry Room, an onsite Exercise Room, and Elevator access.
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Saybrook Village Housing
Old Saybrooke, CT
An extension of the existing Old Saybrook “West” housing campus. There are 18 one bedroom units with 5 ADA units. On site parking is provided for all Tenants. The design of the new buildings blinds nicely into the existing complex so that the final development appears as one campus. Of particular challenge was the structural earth filling of the entire site as well as the sanitary and storm sewer systems. Saye Brooke Village is also Energy Star Certified, which means that the buildings save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. It currently has a rating of 75 which means that It performs 75% better than average buildings.
East Hampton Housing Authority:
Bellwood Court & Chatham Acres
Governor Bill Oneill Dr, East Hampton, CT 06424
A moderate renovation project to modernize all living units at Bellwood & Chatham complexes. Renovations included replacing all kitchen cabinets, interior and exterior doors, as well as new flooring. All units step over bathtubs where convert to walk-in type as well as updating the ADA units. Renovations took place while Tenants continued to occupy their living unit. Bellwood Court 30 Living Units; Chatham Acres 40 Living Units
The Glen Apartments
25 Memorial Drive/Rocky Glen Rd,
Danbury, CT 06810
A moderate renovation project to modernize all living units at the Glenn apartments. Renovations included replacing all kitchen cabinets, interior and exterior doors, as well as new flooring. All units step over bathtubs where convert to walk-in type. Renovations took place while Tenants continued to occupy their living unit.
Park City Supportive & Elderly
Adaptive reuse project. Abandon former Park City Hospital converted into 120 Living Units of Supportive& Elderly Living. Six Story concrete frame structure presented extreme" rubix cube" unit layout challenges. Functional layout was achieved by embracing current geriatric design concept of creating smaller units and larger gathering spaces located on every floor to encourage interaction of residents. An inviting Dining Room augments the underlying design theme of community.
A New Paradigm in Affordable Housing
Essential to this is the reconsideration of the contemporary nature of Affordable Housing, which requires an emphasis on lifestyle and a manifestation of architecture that is programatically mixed, integrated and flexible.
- DSpace at MIT
The NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics is one of the first academic centers on aging in the nation to give important attention to suburban aging and the unique consequences for health and human services, housing, community sustainability, and other critical factors related to promoting aging-in-place, productive aging, and aging-friendly, and aging-capable community living.
Ella Grasso Blvd
New Haven, CT
A challenging project adjacent to the New Haven harbor due to geotechnical considerations. The entire project is on plie foundations. Covered parking is available for all Tenants. Living Units consisted of one and two bedroom units.
The site includes a harbor walk way for almost a mile long.
Parish Court Elderly Housing Modernization
Existing thirty year old,110 Unit Elderly Living complex completely gutted and updating of all Living Units and Community Room. Logistical challenge to complete renovations while all units remained occupied. Updating consisted of new Kitchens, Bathrooms, & ADA compliant units. Heating systems removed and high energy efficiency systems installed. Site Lighting and way finding graphics installed though-out the site.
Existing out dated institutional looking room redesigned to appealing space for community activities. The Community Room became a key component of resident's increased use for gathering and a renewed sense of community.
McKinney Sullivan Community Room
Wiles + Architects was commissioned to convert the very dull looking Community Room that was widely used by extremely unpopular. The McKinney Design Team successfully created a warm and inviting room within a tight budget. The positive response to the design was overwhelming. The new room enhanced the interaction amongst Tenants and reinforced the McKinney community.