Architect Steele Group Architects

Winston-Salem, NC


26,000 SF



ABC of NC, a non-profit organization based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is dedicated to providing educational and therapeutic services to individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

With an increasing student base spread across 22 counties, ABC of NC identified a need for expansion. Collaborating with Samet, Steele Group Architects, and ID Collaborative, they successfully increased their capacity to accommodate 600 students, achieved by adding two new facilities to their campus: an activity center and a clinic.

The 26,000 square foot clinic, designed with a vibrant and energetic interior, caters to individuals from newborns up to the age of 18. This facility, the latest source of cutting-edge therapies on campus, was developed thanks to the generosity of community sponsors and corporate donors. The clinic features a variety of rooms including a fully equipped concession stand, medical and dental offices, a hair salon, a hotel-style apartment room, and even a mini grocery store with a cashier line for practical life skills training.

Furthermore, the campus includes a motor skills room designed specifically for sensory seekers. This space is equipped with a climbing wall, a suspended swing, tunnels, bikes, and play tents, along with organized storage spaces.

ABC of NC’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is evident in their efforts to serve a wide range of students and their families, providing them with comprehensive support and resources needed to navigate life with Autism Spectrum Disorder.