Location: Livingston, NJ
Project Type: Healthcare - Renovation
Architect: Rotwein & Blake Associates
- 45,000 total SF addition and renovation.
- Live Village consisting of store front facades and streets
- Bowling Alley
- Swimming Pool
- Youth Center
- Sensory Play Area
- Water Room
This 45,000-square-foot facility will include recreational, therapeutic, educational, and leadership training facilities for families who have children with autism and other special needs. LifeTown will offer a variety of educational and therapeutic experiences, from a sand room for tactile therapy to mock retail stores for instruction on self-reliance within society. The center will also enable all children and teens to learn social and life skills in a safe and controlled environment. At the center of the building is Life Village, an extremely detailed mockup of a town square where individuals with special needs can practice vital life skills. Life Village will house functioning storefronts including a bank, florist, food and book stores, a salon, pet shop, health-care facility, café and movie theater. It will even include street crossings, a traffic light and sidewalks.