SALVATION ARMY LAWSON MINISTRIES AUTISM CENTRE
This 514m2 Centre includes supports for adults with autism spectrum disorder. Some of the unique spaces in the facility include: a Snoezelen Room for therapeutic multi-sensory stimulation, music programming, individualized literacy, numeracy, and cognitive therapy rooms, a mini gym, art and film editing rooms, along with staff offices.
Located on a small infill lot on Main Street in downtown Hamilton, the overall form of the Centre adopts the surrounding morphology of the streetscape, while at the same time standing out on its own. Splashes of bright colour both inside and out bring energy into the space. As an autism centre, it is the first of its kind in Hamilton, and a pioneering program and facility for the Salvation Army.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Client: Salvation Army Lawson Ministries
Architect: Garwood-Jones & Hanham
Project Architect: Grace Wang