Our expertise is punctuated with a "history of firsts" that have set new standards, sparked industry trends, and opened new markets.
When we approach a project, we view it from a place of curiosity and creativity. Where lies its potential? Who will benefit from it? How can we contribute something unique or different? This method of thinking enables us to explore uncharted territory, enter new areas of growth, and tackle projects that others deem insurmountable. At CRC we never shy away from a challenge, because to us a challenge equals possibility. And the results of this mindset have produced some of the work we are most proud of.
Values in Action //
Creating a "New Normal" for Wounded Warriors
In collaboration with the US Army, Michael Graves & Associates, IDEO, and numerous other stakeholders, we developed two prototype homes at Fort Belvoir that aim to drastically improve quality of life for the increasing number of Wounded Warriors returning to active duty. Our approach to these homes encompassed the most holistic of elements, such as technology-enabled therapy rooms and flexible floor plans that adapt to changing family dynamics throughout the rehabilitation and recovery process. Other transformations were more specific in responding to the physical, mental, and emotional needs of everyday life for the Wounded Warrior, including adjustable-height countertops, low windows, and curbless showers for residents who use a wheelchair; induction-style cooktops for those with temperature insensitive skin; and entry point sensors to make it easier for people with trauma, post combat stress, and reduced mobility to feel safe and secure. This project functions as a new model for accessible homes and spurs a national dialogue about the importance of serving those who have served us.
Representative Work //