Perkins Eastman
Case Study 6:

Camphill Ghent

Copake, NY
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The Outcome

The building vocobulary, part of the Camphill Movement for 70 years, originates from the Anthroposophical teachings of Rudolph Stiener. Right angles, cube-like rooms and "normal" architectural forms didn't interest this client. Unique plans, varied roof forms, an emphasis a natural light, a link to the outdoors, and the use of natural materials were all required for the design.

With sustainabillity as long-held philosophy of Camphill, the client was determined to set an example to be followed by other Camphill groups around the country. Despite a tight budget and timeline, which allowed the group to take advantage of a grant from New York State, the project ultimately received a LEED© for Home Gold certification.