The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation developed the concept for pediatric respite housing in 1986 and is the world’s leading provider of this unique service to critically ill children and their families. Known for their exceptional coastal architecture, the Becker Morgan Group from Salisbury, Maryland was tasked by Believe In Tomorrow to design an aesthetically unique building that would serve as a beacon of hope and comfort to the children and families who will stay there.
“I believe that the Becker Morgan Group has created the perfect architectural concept to meet the needs of Believe In Tomorrow and the children and families that we serve,” said Brian Morrison, Believe In Tomorrow’s founder and CEO. “One of the most exciting aspects of the design is the rooftop deck area, which will have views of both the ocean and the bay, and will accommodate up to 40 people,” he added. The rooftop deck will contain built in seating and dining areas, an outdoor kitchen, and television, gaming and entertainment options. Surrounded by a glass railing system, the rooftop will also have infrared heating systems to extend the seasonal comfort of this outdoor space. The first and second floors of the building will contain three-bedroom apartments that will accommodate larger families and extended family, such as grandparents in the case of short life expectancies.
The new respite property will be adjacent to the Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House By The Sea, which is a five-condominium building located on 66th Street in Ocean City, MD. Believe In Tomorrow is in the process of mobilizing contributions for a wide array of building materials, skilled construction services and funding that is needed to complete this project. Anyone interested in joining this effort is encouraged to contact Believe In Tomorrow by calling 410.744.1032 or emailing Brian Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or Maryanne Davis at email@example.com.
“We are creating this respite to be a place where families can gather and be together during a child’s medical crisis, said Morrison. “Our mission is to create environments that are conducive to healing the mind, body and spirit; and to create spaces and opportunities that make every stay a once in a lifetime experience that helps families to refresh, renew and rebuild their lives.”
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