United Services - Mansfield, Connecticut

This proposed two-story, 29,000 SF professional office building will allow United Services Inc, to provide their full range of social services to their clientele in the Windham area.  The design uses clean, simple forms with traditional New England character to create a familiar, welcoming building.  Traditional board and batten siding, metal roofs, square divided lite window patterns and little details like a cupola,  and warehouse style light fixtures all give the building its regional feel in a simple, organized manner.  The new building will also feature numerous sustainable design features including an energy efficient building envelope, renewable energy systems, including solar electric and geo-thermal heating and cooling, as well as healthy and resource effective materials.

The building has been designed with an east west orientation and gable roofs to support a solar electric installation.  In order to reduce summer solar gain the building design includes external window shading features like deep roof overhangs, a recessed entrance and a covered walkway along the south side of the building.