The mission of this extraordinary organization, Opportunity Works, is “Empowering people with disabilities to experience the freedom to live, work and enjoy a valued role in society and TMS Architects is proud of the role we have played in their new building under construction in Haverhill, MA.

Opportunity Works is a private, not-for-profit corporation serving more than 216 men and women, ranging in age from 22 years to 75 years, who come from eighteen Merrimack Valley and North Shore communities in Massachusetts.  The agency operates with a staff who bring a broad range of experience in working with people with  disabilities.  OW is headquartered in Newburyport and currently leases a satellite facility in Haverhill , MA.  However, this facility does not meet the specific requirements of the Opportunity Works community and it was decided to design and construct a custom facility in Haverhill to meet their needs.

This exciting project has been designed by TMS Architects under the supervision of project architect Nicole Martineau.  Nicole visited the site yesterday and returned with some exciting construction photos showing the progress of the building.

This is an exterior image of the front entry of the building showing the CANAM prefab structure.  Source: Nicole Martineau, TMS Architects

This is an exterior image of the front entry of the building showing the CANAM prefab structure. Source: Nicole Martineau, TMS Architects

The striking green wall is Sherwin William's "Humorous Green".  Lime green isone of the colors used as a therapeutic toolk for alzheimer and dementia patients.  Natural light floods s west window wall.  Source:  Nicole Martineau, TMS Architects

The striking green wall is Sherwin William’s “Humorous Green”. Lime green is one of the colors used as a therapeutic tool for Alzheimer and dementia patients. Natural light floods s west window wall. Source: Nicole Martineau, TMS Architects

A view of an interior corridor.  Yellow on outside wall,s blue on interior walls .  The idea is to provide visual cues to position patrons to one side of the corridor or another.  Source:  Nicole Martineau, TMS Architects

A view of an interior corridor. Yellow on outside wall,  blue on interior walls . The idea is to provide visual cues to position patrons to one side of the corridor or another. Source: Nicole Martineau, TMS Architects

 

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