Established in 1798 to assist children left destitute by the Revolutionary war, The Woodbourne Center is one of the oldest child care institutions in the United States. Following a masterplan prepared by Ziger/Snead, the Woodbourne Center developed three new residential units. The placement of the units among the existing gymnasium and administration building, creates a “central quad” on an otherwise non-descript campus setting. Outdoor paths and smaller gathering spaces help physically link the buildings. Each single-story unit is designed specifically to house Woodbourne clients--emotionally disturbed adolescents--while effectively remaining a mental health treatment facility. The typical plan consists of common living spaces, dining spaces, time-out rooms, staff records office, and 12 individual bedrooms.
Owner: The Woodbourne Center
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Construction Cost: $2,500,000
Area: 10,500 sf
Program: bedrooms, common living spaces, dining spaces, time-out rooms, offices