St. Mary's Albero House - St. Mary's

Albero House

St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children

St. Mary’s Home has been a safe harbor for children in need since its founding as an infant home during World War II. In 2011, PF&A was chosen for the design of a 12,000 square foot 12 bed adult ICF/MR addition for St. Mary's.

The Albero House, as it was recently named and dedicated, will house and care for adults with severe disabilities including some of its own graduates, who had to find other places, such as nursing homes, to live after they turn 21. The exterior of the addition matches the main original structure.

The interior was designed to meet the needs of its adult residents and includes its own kitchen, common living area and private residential-like bedrooms. The finishes are warm and non-institutional with windows throughout to help flood the space with natural daylight.

Norfolk, VA

12,500 SF