Center for Community Engagement

  • LADD Center for Community Engagement
  • LADD Center for Community Engagement
  • LADD Center for Community Engagement
  • LADD Center for Community Engagement
  • LADD Center for Community Engagement
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Center for Community Engagement

Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) provides community-based programs and services for adults with disabilities. With rejuvenation, campus growth, and expanded services in mind, LADD selected emersion DESIGN to provide master planning, architecture, engineering, sustainable consulting, interior design, and structural engineering for their campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. emersion revised an existing master plan and a performed a comprehensive review of goals, building codes, zoning requirements, utility inspections, structural integrity, civil and landscape opportunities, and mechanical systems. The resulting contemporary and highly sustainable design accommodates new offices for LADD employees, including a state-of-the art training and education center, a new two-level entry addition, a spacious deck, and adjacent site work facing the courtyard. A new catering kitchen makes it possible to host fundraising events that increase LADD’s revenue stream. The team bounced every design idea - from the ceiling grid to material choices - off of LADD’s motto “different just like you.” Subtle alterations in many of the design elements symbolize the ability to enrich our own lives by celebrating and embracing our differences.

LEED Silver Certified

Net-Zero Energy Ready

Master Plan

Phased Implementation

Solar PV

Interactive Learning Center

Client
Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled
Energy use intensity
26.6 kBtu/ft2
Project contact
Chad Edwards
Architect
513 841 3907

Work