Recovery from traumatic brain injury is based on re-learning skills and re-acquiring information lost as a result of the trauma. Learning Services corporation established regional centers across North America where the facilities play an active role in reccovery. Each center includes an education building and a seqence of living environments of escalating independence, from a carefully supervised group home to off-site apartments. The facilities are configured to encourage re-acquisition of daily living skills and re-integration into community life. They are therefore built in small towns within walking distance of main street amenities such as library, movie theaters, and retail shops.
The functional program is identical for each center. However, varying site conditions and community identity require design approaches unique to each location. Recovery is highly dependent on envronmental stimulae, placing great value on literal expression, visual order and organizational clarity and simplicity.