Two Innovative Prototype Homes for Wounded Warriors at Fort Belvoir
A Closer Look //
The radically redesigned Freedom and Patriot homes at Fort Belvoir respond to the unique physical and emotional needs of our nation’s deserving Wounded Warriors. Our team collaborated with world-class scientists, architects, psychologists, consultants, builders, and engineers to take these homes beyond typical code and accessibility requirements. The homes’ features, all of which are designed specifically with the Wounded Warrior in mind, include window and door status sensors, adjustable height countertops, and video monitoring systems. The Freedom home welcomed a returning active duty Wounded Warrior and his family in November 2011, while the Patriot home will first remain open for a short time as a model for research and education. These concept homes serve as prototypes for 19 additional accessible homes at Fort Belvoir, and contribute to a broader dialogue on how developers and builders can leverage thoughtful, human-centered design to better accommodate all people with disabilities.
Recent Recognition //