ARC Industries partnered with AECOM and King to reimagine a vacant call center in Grove City, Ohio that would address the need for treatment and community services in Columbus. ARC’s staff will use this new location to offer enriching programming to around 80 participants each day.
ARC Industries recognized the need for an activity-oriented, day facility that would extend participants’ lives beyond their group homes. Creating a place that fosters health and wellness was a priority, spaces are open to each other to allow participants to interact, and they can choose areas for activity or solitude.
The flexible layout allows the staff to provide discreet care and allow for participants’ various needs to be integrated into the day. The facility’s activity rooms vary in scale to support a variety of group sizes and activities including art, wheelchair yoga, and movie viewings. Two rooms allow participants to leave their wheelchairs and engage in floor-based activities, and the sensory garden outside offers a winding path with plants and interactive elements. This facility will surpass the minimum requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act to create a universal, barrier-free setting for all participants.