Raised Funds to Benefit Construction of Wheelchair Storage Building



[USPRwire, Fri Mar 09 2007] AIA Triangle recently held a groundbreaking for the Wheelchair Storage Building at the Tammy Lynn Center located in Raleigh, N.C. The formal groundbreaking took place Monday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. Representatives from AIA Triangle, Tammy Lynn Center H2Q Architecture and Clancy & Theys Construction Company were present.

In 2005, members of AIA Triangle toured the Tammy Lynn Center to see where their services could be used. They discovered that the center had a great need for a storage and maintenance building for wheelchairs. “When we first visited the Center, I was touched by the warmth of the staff and was moved by the amazing job they were doing. As we walked the corridors, there were wheelchairs everywhere, taking up valuable space that could be available for physical therapy and other services.” said Roula Qubain, AIA, president of H2Q Architecture, Architect of Record, and AIA Triangle Board Member.

During the 2005 AIA Architecture Week, members of AIA Triangle and NC State University conducted a charette for the design of the 400 SF Wheelchair Storage Building. Throughout the past two years, AIA Triangle has received donations from various companies to fund the building, including labor and materials.

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http://www.aiatriangle.org

News Facts:
§ AIA Triangle announced groundbreaking for Wheelchair Storage Building at the Tammy Lynn Center.
§ AIA Triangle raised money to build a 400 SF wheelchair storage and maintenance building.

Quotes:
“We as architects feel that it is very important that our professional organization gives back to the community in which we live” said Julie McLaurin, AIA, AIA Triangle Past President. “We have been committed to this project and have worked hard to fulfill a major need for the Tammy Lynn Center. A lot of talent and effort went into designing a building that would meet their needs and fit well into the existing campus.”

“That the AIA and so many of its members would work so diligently and passionately to provide the Tammy Lynn Center with this much needed workshop and storage area means so much to us," said Mary Freeman, president & CEO of the Center. "We will now be able to reclaim valuable therapy and programming space to continue our mission."

“When we first visited the Center, I was touched by the warmth of the staff and was moved by the amazing job they were doing. As we walked the corridors, there were wheelchairs everywhere, taking up valuable space that could be available for physical therapy and other services.” said Roula Qubain, AIA, president of H2Q Architecture, Architect of Record, and AIA Triangle Board Member.

About AIA Triangle:
AIA Triangle is the voice of the Central North Carolina architecture profession dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment. AIA Triangle draws its 600+ members from a ten county area that includes Wake, Durham, Orange, Lee, Chatham, Franklin, Warren, Vance, Granville and Person counties. The 2006 Board of Directors remains committed to continuing and expanding the high level of member services delivered by the section. Among our goals for this year is increasing the participation and recognition of young architects and associate members and encouraging all members to become more involved. For more information, please visit:
http://www.aiatriangle.org

About Tammy Lynn Center:
Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities offers educational, residential, and family support services to children and adults with special needs. The Center’s goal is to provide the individuals it serves the opportunity to maximize their abilities and potential in a loving and nurturing environment. For more information, please visit:
http://www.tammylynncenter.org/


Catherine DeWitt
JDavis Architects, PLLC
919-835-1500
catherined@jdavisarchitects.com


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