Alternatives for Children

Alternatives for Children (AFC), is a non-profit educational institution focusing on children with special needs decided to relocate from Port Jefferson, New York to a to a larger more modern facility. AFC chose to work with TRITEC for the second time TRITEC was the developer of the land and AFC choose Design Build as the project delivery method. The design build method allowed AFC to have a single point of contact and met their demands for creating such a large Educational and Therapeutic Center for young children with special needs. AFC found the campus like environment of the Stony Brook Technology Center was an ideal place to locate their building. The facility contains 26 classrooms, 18 bathrooms (10 of which were made child use only), 3,000 sf Physical Therapy/Gymnasium, Computer room, Dance & Music rooms, various other specialty rooms and an Administration wing with a kitchen and eating lounge.
Project Size:36,626 sq. ft.
Location:14 Technology Drive, Stony Brook Technology Center, East Setauket, NY 11733
Architect:Ehasz, Giacalone Architects, P.C.

There is a center circular corridor that serves as a main hub with 4 corridors leading from it, each colored corridor having a specific use. All classrooms contained both VCT flooring and carpet along with private consult room, bathroom and emergency exit windows.

The exterior of the building made good use of different materials, including split face block, EFIS and metal panels. The building features curved canopies held up by crayon shaped columns, colored EFIS bands and medallions metal panels. The property also includes a 4,000 sq. ft. outside playground with a special flooring surface and fence.