Laura Fitch as project architect for Margo Jones Architects.
Mansfield Training School is a 1,000 acre parcel, formerly used exclusively by the Connecticut Department of Mental Retardation. Through a policy geared towards de-institutionalizing their clients, the State of Connecticut has gradually scaled down activities on the MTS campus, leaving many buildings and sites abandoned and in disrepair. Laura Fitch collaborated with Dodson Associates, Landscape Architects & Planners, in conducting a Master Plan Study to assess all buildings within the 270 acre study area, and determine areas best suited for housing and commercial development. The final architectural documents produced include:
- Structural and Architectural Assessments of all Structures
- Comparative Cost Analyses for Development Options
- Architectural Guidelines for Redevelopment
- Sketch Drawings illustrating Typical Housing and Commercial Building Types