Monthly Archives: June 2015

Calcutta House

Street View

Calcutta House is a nonprofit social service provider that was founded in 1986 by Mother Teresa’s Missionary Brothers of Charity and is now operated without church affiliation. Its mission is to provide hospice care to people with AIDS regardless of race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief. Calcutta House accepts residents in the middle to late stages of the disease. It particularly welcomes the homeless, the indigent, those without family or friends.

This Friday “Legacy” project involved design of a new structure for a twelve person hospice adjacent to an historic brownstone that would contain four independent living apartments and support facilities for both aspects of the operation.

In addition to the living units, the new facility includes common living and dining rooms, kitchen, library, lounges, administrative offices and other support spaces. The building is equipped with an elevator and a class A fire detection and sprinkler system. One of Friday’s main objectives was to create a domestic atmosphere, like that of a large house, rather than an institutional atmosphere typically found in buildings that provide acute care.

Fitton Field Loge Boxes

View from Seating Bowl

The premier of new loge boxes at Fitton Field in Worcester, MA is about two weeks away.  The boxes took underutilized seating and converted it into comfortable new VIP seating.  The platforms and canopies were designed on a fast track with help from Friday Architects.  Go Bravehearts!

Haverford College

Aerial View of Campus Center

Friday has been selected to work with Haverford College on two projects. The first is a greenhouse and classroom building for the Environmental Studies program. Friday is exploring designs that reuse salvaged construction materials from other campus projects. The second project is the creation of an outdoor student lounge space just outside the Haverford Dining Hall. More to come on both these as they develop