Gray Lodge Shelter for Women
Gray Lodge Shelter for Women is a residential treatment program for young women ages 12 – 18 located in Hartford, CT. The Shelter for Women was founded in 1889, and for over a century it has provided shelter and support services for young women in need. In the 1920's the program was moved to a stately house in the Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford, Gray Lodge, and to this day it continues to operate its program from this site. In 2004 we were selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as its architect and assist The Shelter for Women to refurbish and expand Gray Lodge. The work included renovating and restoring the original house and providing additional bedrooms and living accommodations to house 18 young women.

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A major component of the construction program was a 4,300 sq. ft addition to the rear of the building. This addition houses a new dining room, kitchen, living room and social spaces on the first floor. The second floor includes classrooms and educational spaces, and serves as a licensed high school for the girls who reside there. The single dominant quality of the Gray Lodge renovation and addition is the sense of home that it exudes, and the security it offers the girls who live there.


The Shelter for Women


Hartford, Connecticut




4,300 SF



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