Historic Adaptive Reuse: Institution
Built in 1878 as the home of the Appleton Bank, this High Victorian Gothic with brick, granite and cast-iron features also housed a department store and three floors of support spaces and offices. Located in downtown Lowell, the building was essentially vacant for decades. It was purchased by the current owner in 2013 and completely gutted, restructured, and fit-out to provide Element Care with an Adult Day Care Program in an urban center. New systems were installed with sustainably-focused energy considerations throughout as well as elevator access for handicap and emergency use. ACS designed accessible circulation between the two first floor levels as well as a roof garden on the third floor to provide tenants with an urban oasis of green space.
Adult Day Health Facility