April 22, 2011
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Many veterans return from service with both physical
and mental challenges. Since our veterans have given
so much to our nation, it is not only our duty but
also our responsibility to provide for those who
have sacrificed so much for us. The Homes for Heroes
project was envisioned to give veterans, who have
multiple special needs, homes like everyone else.
An inspired design will permit a level of privacy
and connection to the community not easily
accomplished. Each building will have four
independent apartments, while each apartment will
have a private entrance. The porches will all front
on a mews to encourage interaction between residents
and help build a sense of community. The units will
also have a connection to Western Highway, not
directly fronting on this residential road, but not
turning away either. Becoming part of the community
again is sometimes a long and difficult road. This
design will make that transition easier.
Our Homes of our Heroes will be fully
accessible. Veterans who may have physical and/or
mental disabilities need a barrier free dwelling.
Support services will add an important component to
secure a successful housing development.
For twenty years, clients have entrusted Michael
Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) to solve their
building problems, protect their assets and
investments, build under budget and realize their
vision. Providing integrated solutions for new
construction, renovation, and energy savings, since
1991 MSA has completed over 2,000 projects, each
personally managed by principals Michael Shilale
AIA, LEED or John Cirilli AIA, LEED.
MSA, an eight person architectural engineering firm
is committed to protecting and preserving the
environment through their design work.
MSA serves an educational, commercial,
institutional, municipal and residential client
base, throughout New York and New Jersey. For more
information, please call 845-708-9200, or visit
their website at