Alexander City Children’s Harbor Lodge
Children’s Harbor Lodge was designed to provide a haven for sick children and their families in an inviting rural environment where their medical needs can be met. Designed by Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio, the retreat includes a town hall with classrooms, meeting rooms and offices and lodging for 24 families. The project was designed for the sloping, seven-acre wooded site and follows the planning principles of the Creek Indians, the area’s original settlers who lived near the water in dwellings that were both communal and private. Similarly, the residential cabins are arranged on each side of the swale in clusters that maximize privacy and also form common exterior space for recreation.
Photo credit: GA Studio