The Healing Place

Louisville, KY

Based in Louisville, The Healing Place is a non-profit alcohol treatment program that is creating a new Women and Children’s Community. The community desired a design that incorporated their intent of reaching the homeless and offering the addicted the opportunity to re-establish productive lives. Through color and imagery, the design creates a sense of restorative growth as women journey through the program and the space. Color schemes transition from contemplative to energetic as they move through the building, just as each resident moves through the program. Graphic motifs of butterflies for transformation, doves for hope, and flowers and vines for healing and life reinforce the message. This project is taking steps to be acknowledged by the United States Green Building Council as a LEED Silver building.