GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND CAMPUS
Boxwood provided master planning, architectural and interior design services for this 26.8-acre, 11-building campus for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Nestled in a forest on a gently sloping site, the campus was created to be self-contained and energy efficient. It includes dog kennels and training areas, veterinary facilities, a dormitory with complete food service, a visitor's center and pavilion, an amphitheater, offices, and staff residences. During training, students live on campus to maximize time with the guide dogs. Special care was taken to provide timeless furniture and finishes that are familiar to the blind population. Design features include sweeping hipped roofs, warm-toned brick facades, and clerestories which provide day-lighting, reducing the consumption of electricity.