In 2007 we completed the ASF center. We were asked to participate in a most worthwhile project with the non-profit Adaptive Sports Foundation. Founded in 1984 on Windham Mountain, the Adaptive Sports Foundation provides integrated all-season sports instruction to individuals five years of age and older, with a broad range of physical and cognitive disabilities. The mission of the organization is to offer mountain-based recreational activities for people with special needs. Through their participation in ASF programs, each student experiences enriched life skills, personal accomplishment and the ability to participate in activities that have previously been inaccessible to them.
The design-build process allowed us to eliminate much of the time and cost typically associated with a traditional design process. By having immediate feedback from the client, builder, and architect on design decisions, we were able to quickly optimize the design to meet the needs of the ASF and stay within their budget.
Design Team:Brainard Ridge Associates, Woodhouse, Bette & Cring, and Architect Andy Harding.