KGA Studio Architects, PC Donates Design Services for Easterseals Camp Living Quarters
LOUISVILLE – Continuing a 40-year tradition of giving back to the community, KGA Studio Architects, PC (KGA), an award winning architecture firm, has provided The Rocky Mountain Village Easterseals Camp with designs for a new full-time staff living quarters. Completed on a pro-bono basis, the firm prepared floorplans and elevations from which a new 2,200-square-foot home can be built, which will allow the camp to recruit and retain quality full-time staff. The firm had its own internal competition amongst its team of architects and designers, and representatives from Easterseals chose the winning entry.
“Giving back is an inherent KGA value, and our entire team had a lot of fun competing with each other to design the best home possible for the Easterseals Camp,” said Jerry Gloss, founder of KGA. “The winning design was presented at the recent ‘A Perfect Pairing’ event, which is an important fundraiser for the organization. We hope that our work will inspire others to continue to support this important cause.”
The home is designed to be completely accessible and features mountain rustic style architecture that nestles in with the site and existing buildings. Two bedroom suites are deliberately placed on opposite sides of the main living area to provide privacy and flexibility, giving the potential for the home to accommodate a family or 2 individual staff members.
In 1951, Easterseals Colorado Rocky Mountain Village was gifted 220 acres of land nestled near Georgetown and Empire by the University of Colorado with the understanding that Easterseals would, at the very minimum, provide 30 campers with disabilities the opportunity to experience the outdoors over the course of the summer. Since then, RMV has continued to grow by leaps and bounds and is considered one of the premier camps of its kind not just in Colorado, but nationwide. In 2018, RMV served 800 people with disabilities over 10 weeks of summer, with an additional 400 served year-round through various weekend respite and training programs.
KGA Studio Architects is a nationally recognized architectural studio specializing in residential design and small-scale commercial projects. Located in Louisville, Colorado, KGA was founded in 1977
Rendering courtesy of KGA