GALA is the result of a collaboration between a number of parties, including the Mt. Airy Baptist Church. This project engages the street corner, provides active and positive community activity, and accommodates the significant grade change with multi-level, multi- access design.
The three-story building abuts the front property setbacks and provides community spaces along the first floor corner public face. A wellness center and medical suite allows visiting doctors to serve the community. This building for seniors has active colors throughout that act as wayfinding cues for the seniors to easily navigate through the buildings many levels. This building uses vernacular cues from the neighborhood like the brick base, vertical bays, and large windows. This eco-friendly building follows Enterprise Green Building Communities standards.