Carlson Veit originally designed this 4,900 sq. ft. building housing the Marion County Child Abuse Assessment Center. The facility provides a central “one-stop” location for assessment of children who are victims of abuse. The building was designed so children and families coming to the facility would be able to park and enter the facility in a comfortable and discreet manner. The interior provides a light and cheery atmosphere for children and families, avoiding the austere institutional look often found in public buildings.
In 2008 a complete interior remodel was completed because of increased demand for services and changing service needs for the organization. The project included space planning to re-organize areas to accommodate current program needs. The owner continued to occupy the facility during the project construction. A project phasing plan was developed to assist the owner and contractor in temporary relocation of staff during construction, allowing the agency to continue to serve its clients.