“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us,”Sir Winston Churchill
We officially announce the opening of our newest clinic, SRC Darien.
Sasco River Center was formed in January 2020, out of the realization that treating a whole person leads to better results than focusing on one narrow area. While prior to that, respectively Southfield Center and Sensory Kids were both leaders in their fields, after sharing cases across our practices and then opening a shared location in Wilton, we merged to create Sasco River Center with the goal of becoming our area’s best multidisciplinary family development center.
One important element of this goal is our clinic locations. We realized after the experiment in Wilton that it was possible to interweave spaces for the services that we offer, and in the process, make the sum more than the parts. We found a bucolic location at Darien Crossing, a revitalized office park campus in the heart of Darien. After an intensely collaborative design process involving architects, contractors, landlord, gym designers, structural engineers, and too many other consultants to name, we developed a plan which has brought the concept of Sasco River Center to life.
Please take a peek at the virtual tour below.
Chris & Melissa
A Tour Down the Sasco River
At the heart of our clinic is one large, common hallway which runs through the clinic, metaphorically the Sasco River, which ties all of our services together.
We’ll start our tour at the quiet end of the river. Here we find the subdued testing/psych offices, with their brightly colored doorways and calming floors. Transoms of translucent glass flood the hallway with light filtered through the offices.
The offices themselves are warm, comfortable and inviting.
From there the river flows past the entry doors and into the dynamic waiting room. On the wall is a butterfly, which symbolizes our capacity for regrowth.
We will tiptoe past the admin offices and then we’re greeted by the eddy swirl that is the fine motor desk and the shores of the tactile room’s rock wall beyond.
Note the secret access to the lyca room up in the corner!
Moving down the river a litte, we see a sneak peak of the Large OT area through the porthole
And then to the Large OT Gym itself.
The Large OT Gym has its own rock wall, zip lines, platforms and swings, all surrounding the custom swing mount system.
Did we mention the large lite-brite?
Next on our tour is the Medium OT Gym. This gym can be accessed by heading over the up-and-over wall from the Large OT Gym, and landing in a foam pit.
Other fun aspects of this gym are the trampoline, slide, cozy cave, and a specially imported system which can convert to a ropes course, large trampoline, or inclined ladder.
However, the highlight of this area may be the large blue tunnel which crosses over the river/hall and drops us off in the Lycra Room.
The Lycra room is a cozy spot where we can cover ourselves with some of the many layers of stretchy goodness as we make our way to the padded floor.
At the other end of the river are more therapeutic offices, a long lunch counter for our team to congregate.
We hope you enjoyed our tour, and can come and see us in person one day soon!
You can see the whole gallery of clinic images HERE.