GHC Architecture & Site Design Guidelines


GHC Architecture & Site Design Guidelines

David Hopping

January 31, 2014

This guide reviews some of the key design features and experiences that have contributed to the evolution of the Hope Meadows community over its 14-year history, and presents a general site design framework for new Generations of Hope Communities (GHCs) on an abstract level. It also provides references to other sources on related subjects such as green/sustainable construction and universal design, and a great generic site design (with renderings) from Mackenzie Architects of Burlington, Vermont.

I’m hoping to update these guidelines soon in order to feature the extraordinary innovations of several architectural firms that have worked on GHC projects since I prepared this document over four years ago.

Meanwhile check out Carleton Hart’s design of the Bridge Meadows project, and the article on their award from the National Association of Home Builders.

And of course Shoesmith Cox and JSR Associates, the architect team responsible for the plan reflected in our website header image (renderings by Stephanie Bower), whose brilliant design for a (future) community center and residence complex was awarded highest honors from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design for Aging Review.

More to come!

Right-click to download fileDownload GHDC Architecture and Site Design Guidelines (pdf).