NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER – ONE ROOF SOUTHEAST – UNITED WAY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

neighborhood center common room

This neighborhood center is anchored by a high-quality early learning program and features holistic health services, youth, teen, and senior programming, and provides access to basic needs. This community architecture project also includes a 1,600-square-foot multipurpose room that can be used as an indoor play area. The design integrates the principles of trauma-informed care with the goal […]

RICHARD PFEIL FAMILY COURTYARD – ST. JOSEPH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

courtyard

Framed by the renovated library and the new Community Learning Center, this generous outdoor space provides flexible access and event programming for the library, civic auditorium, and the community. Large central lawn panels provide areas for tents, seating, or a place for children to let off steam.  Stone slab seating surrounds the lawn areas providing […]

THE VINEYARD CHURCH PATIO

The Vineyard Church Patio project was a partnership with DJ Construction and Arkos Design through a Design-Build relationship, desiring to expand their community gathering spaces.  Lead Pastor Mark Pope points out, “This project is not primarily about more space but about more relationship. Relationship with those who already attend our church and with those who have […]

BEAUTIFUL BAUMER HALL LANDSCAPE, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Baumer Hall

The Baumer Hall Landscape project aimed to transform the site surrounding a new residence hall located between existing residence halls, the northern edge of the bookstore, and open fields. Initially, the area suffered from limited visibility and poor vehicular connectivity to the main circulation on campus. The site design was undertaken to address these challenges, […]

PATHWAY IMPROVEMENTS, HOLY CROSS VILLAGE

This pathway improvements project provided a continuous woodland loop with a river overlook around Dujarié House and Schubert Villa. Key to the project was replacing narrow sections for accessibility and ease of maneuvering/passing, as well as adding benches and seating areas for the Holy Cross Village. Pathway Improvements Key Features Other Arkos Design projects at […]

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, SERENE SORIN HALL LANDSCAPE

residence hall renovation

Sorin Hall Landscape architecture services were provided by Arkos Design, and the hardscape surrounding the Sorin Residence Hall renovation received significant attention, with the aim of enhancing both functionality and aesthetics. Sidewalks, ramps, masonry paver areas, building steps, and stoops were meticulously repaired or replaced, ensuring safe and accessible pathways. Handrails were added to improve safety […]

REVOLUTIONARY HUBBARD HILL LIVING WISDOM CENTER FOR DEMENTIA CARE

Atrium Facades

With its thoughtful combination of person-centered care, connection to nature, and homelike environment, the revolutionary senior Living Wisdom Center enriches the daily life of its residents. Four unique households surround a central conservatory, creating a neighborhood feel and allowing access to the ‘outdoors’ year-round, which enhances well-being, purpose, and social relationships. Resident suites with private […]

MARYCREST – SITE DESIGN

The site design of the outdoor spaces and landscape at the Sanctuary at Marycrest is intended to provide as much opportunity for residents to enjoy the outdoors as possible.  The spaces are designed to be highly visible, with smooth pavement, seating, and attractive landscape to draw residents into them.  Shade structures provide shelter from rain […]