The Hub

PROJECT

Compass Rose Academy

LOCATION

Wabash, Indiana

SIZE

64,000 SF on 15 acres

COMPONENTS

New construction: Multiuse building, resident housing

Team Leader

Zach Benedict

Zachary Benedict

AIA, LEED AP, Principal

A Campus with a Compass

Compass Rose is dedicated to helping teenage girls ages 14-18 and their families by providing emotional healing, personal development, and spiritual growth through prevention services and residential treatment. 

The campus addition includes “The Hub”, a multiuse building, and new housing for both teens and staff. The holistic campus design aims to provide a therapeutic healing for its residents in a tranquil, rural setting. 

 

Throughout the site, the eight building additions have a modern farmhouse aesthetic that is nestled into native Indiana prairie grasses, meshing with the rural landscape. Special consideration was given to spacing the buildings within the field, allowing for social recognition to provide a sense of community. 

 

“The Hub,” the anchor building on the campus, provides centralized care and schooling for the teens. The building includes class, meeting, group therapy, and art therapy rooms. In addition, a fitness center and nurse station promote overall health and wellness and provide on-site care for residents. A large multipurpose space provides room for group and family gatherings.

 

Six households provide group homes for the teens. The homes are approximately 5,000 SF with 8-10 bedrooms surrounding a common living room, kitchen, and dining area. New staff housing provides one-bedroom apartments with kitchenette, common gathering spaces, and on-site laundry.