The Battle Within
The Battle Within is an innovative, evidence-based program that provides a powerful healing experience for Active Duty Military, Veterans, and First Responders who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress. The Green Warrior Society is working with The Battle Within to design a retreat facility in Missouri according to Living Building Standards. The project, from construction through operations, will be an opportunity for skill-building, education and support for the re-entry of these remarkable individuals back into everyday life.
Program: Therapeutic Retreat, Masterplan
Location: Kansas, MO
Program Size: 36,000 SQFT
Site Area: 116.6 Acres
Client: The Battle Within
Project Team: Jason F. McLennan, Dale Duncan, Jason Wilkinson, Joshua Fisher
Patterns + Principles
Prospect + Refuge
The Activity Barn
In addition to the enclosed Leap of Faith, the activity barn will include a climbing wall and flexible programmatic space for a variety of events and functions.
The Hall is aiming for Living Building Challenge Petal Certification and will showcase the deepest level of green building. The design is inspired by the barn typology and will include a 100-foot rammed earth wall that features the gateway entrance to the Warriors’ property.