The Bill & Sandra Pomeroy Addiction Treatment Center at Crouse Health is a two-story, 42,000 square-foot facility located on Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse, N.Y. This building is the new setting for Crouse’s outpatient treatment services; it had outgrown its former location (a century-old building) on South Crouse Avenue.
The A/E/C team was comprised of King + King Architects, ASM Engineering, Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt (KHH), and the construction manager, The Hayner Hoyt Corporation, and its various subcontractors. KHH was tasked with landscape architecture and civil engineering design services.
The previously developed and abandoned four-and-a-half-acre site was completely redeveloped to what is now an active parcel on the Erie Boulevard corridor. This project coincided nicely with the now complete statewide effort known as the Empire State Trail, which reconnected the historic Erie Canal corridor by creating or enhancing pedestrian- and bike-friendly lanes. As the landscape architect and civil engineer, our work included site design conforming to building layout and facility programming of the site.
Included in the facility design is a recreation therapy courtyard, staff courtyard, expanded and separate men’s and women’s rehabilitation areas, medical suite, meditation room, and staff multi-purpose rooms, all interactive and smartboard equipped. The building also includes a Life Skills Lab, used to teach meal preparation, laundry tasks, and employability skills to provide participants with the tools to navigate life in recovery. The main areas of the building are oriented around a plant-filled central courtyard, which provides daylight and a calming environment for patients and staff to reflect on. Source: Crouse.org
Photo Credits to Revette Photography, courtesy of K + K Architects; Charles Wainwright