AETNA Center for Families
An existing unoccupied retail space at the first floor of a parking structure in Hartford was rehabilitated to house the Aetna Center for Families. The Center’s mission is to strengthen families and the neighborhood by offering courses and programs for adults and children. It was created a strong visual street presence for the Center by creating the colorful “stick house” vestibule, and by adding a 200-foot-long blue wave decal along the glass storefronts.

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On the interior, blue-tinted light moves across the floor and walls throughout the day. A storefront-type glazing system used for many of the interior office and classroom walls allows for natural light to enter deep within the building and for a visual connection to the street. In addition, the storefront glazing allows pedestrians to view the services and benefits offered by the Center.

CLIENT

Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, Inc.

LOCATION

Hartford, Connecticut

YEAR COMPLETED

2003

SIZE

NA SF

COST

$750,000

QA+M Architecture is a full-service architectural firm that provides programming, planning and interior design for clients in Commercial, community, education, healthcare, historical, housing, and recreational/athletic markets. Staffed by 33 dedicated professionals, including 18 licensed architects, the firm has grown into one of the 10 largest architectural firms in Connecticut.

ADDRESS

195 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, CT 06032

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