Located outside Springfield, Kentucky, the St. Catharine College campus is now home to a campus-style recovery center, Crown Recovery Center Rehabilitation, owned and operated by Addiction Recovery Care (ARC). integrity/Architecture worked with ARC to renovate five of the existing buildings on campus to house the new programs and facilities as part of their statewide program. Work included changing occupancy types in the existing dorm building to house residents, converting the existing health sciences classroom building into the on-campus medical and administration facilities, modifying the existing library building into group therapy and clinician rooms, and converting the existing gymnasium building to serve as a recreations space as well as a centralized laundry and custodial service area for the campus. Overall, the majority of the work consisted or re-organizing the existing spaces and interior fit ups while trying to capitalize on the collection of spaces unique to instituations of higher education.
Working in concert with our design+build partner, Walker Construction, i/A worked toward a phased implementation of interior renovations and upgrades, ultimately allowing the campus to house nearly 600 residents. In the end, the higher education campus – composed of historic and modern structures – will serve as a place of recovery for a region that has been decimated by substance abuse.