The traditional call-and-response military work song performed in unison by military personnel while marching is known as a cadence call. The translation(s) of the cadence call for this project’s architectural work provides context towards the understanding of the various layers of meaning inscribed in its ordered form; uniting together the continuum of care proposed to the Canandaigua VA Campus. This project seeks to introduce a cadence call which generates new discovered understandings, relationships and experiences between history, site, body, movement through the built environment of the Continuum of Care program.
The continuum of care community is comprised in the form of 15-Bed Congregate Living, 11-Bed Transitional Housing, and a 17-Bed Family Apartments offers an analogous relationship to the scale of a Military Platoon during basic training, with four (4) separate squadrons forming one (1) complete platoon.
This project was completed in 2014 with funding and support from O.A.S.A.S. and D.H.C.R.