In 1891, Winfield Stratton struck it rich when he found gold in Colorado. He used his fortune to establish a Trust and build a home that would provide secure housing and resources for the poor and elderly of Colorado Springs – the Myron Stratton Home.
On a campus that has improved the quality of life for hundreds of residents over the last century and will continue to do so for centuries to come, we thoughtfully designed its next chapter. Situated on a 106-acre protected green space at the heart of Colorado Springs, the master plan includes the addition of three buildings, set to be developed slowly over time to preserve the surrounding nature and not overwhelm current residents.
The first building, which marks the first addition to the campus in nearly 50 years, is a contemporary interpretation of the existing buildings and their timeless Mission-style architecture. It utilizes two languages, a modern, understated Mission form capped with Victorian-style bookends, and incorporates the iconic red clay roof seen across the campus allowing the building to relate to its neighbors and feel like a continuation, rather than something new.
The design reflects the Trust’s commitment to not only serve a disadvantaged population, but to create an enriching environment to thrive. The inclusion of amenities like in-unit washer and dryers, a fitness center, garden terrace, walking paths, and programming including a financial advisor and physical therapist create a uniquely supportive community and a true place for residents to prosper.
- 89% 1-Bedroom
- 11% 2-Bedroom
- 79 Parking Spaces
- 0.97 : 1 Parking Ratio
- Land Planning
- Graphic Illustration