EW has been honored to partner with PROVAIL for over 20 years in their work providing an array of services in the community for people with disabilities. In 2013, PROVAIL approached EW about designing a residence in Shoreline for 12 low-income young adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). PROVAIL sought to build a shared home that ideally suited these residents, with an eye to establishing a standard for future shared homes for people with disabilities.
The completed BrainSpace brings to life PROVAIL’s priorities for a state of the art TBI residence. The expansive living room features soaring ceilings and a fireplace, contributing to the homelike, non-institutional feel. Two wings each house six bedrooms (with a total of four set aside for veterans), along with smaller activity rooms that include quiet space which residents can close off. BrainSpace exceeds the requirements for full accessibility for people with physical disabilities. And it is built to Evergreen Sustainable Development Standards.
PROVAIL’s BrainSpace was funded by the Federal Home Loan Bank, King County, the Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council, the Housing Trust Fund, and the Washington State Legislature.
- Client: PROVAIL
- Location: Shoreline, WA
- Year of Completion: 2016
- Type: Community Homes