Center for Women’s Recovery at The Retreat Groundbreaking

Last week, SRa had the honor of being a part of the groundbreaking for The Center for Women's Recovery at The Retreat.  This unique renovation-replacement project designed by SRa, specifically for women, houses an innovative residential recovery continuum for those in need. The Retreat focuses on a non-clinical, mutual help approach to the problem of alcohol and drug dependency in a supportive, educational setting that provides recovery assistance in a one-of-a-kind setting. 

This 25,175 square foot project will house 32 beds within single and double units, together with additional meeting rooms, a full commercial kitchen serving the entire complex, yoga room, fitness room, a four season detached “cabin” which serves as an additional meeting space, a dining room, and other social spaces and common areas.  

The project also includes the renovation of the original 1934 Arnao House built on the Greenridges Estate (now the Big Woods), keeping the common spaces historically intact, while fully renovating the private spaces for improved staff support of the residents.