Escalante Village, Escalante Utah

A new community for individuals with severe environmental illness and multiple chemical sensitivity (EI/MCS).  The design is based on providing a variety of connected communities with areas separate by the degree and type of illness or sensitivity.  These communities stretch east-west, separated by deep creek washes, and are also oriented to minimize cross-pollution by the prevailing winds.


Vehicle access is limited to areas where residents can tolerate both the noise and pollution.  More severely afflicted residents are located further from the entry and common areas.  Private parcels are provided as well as camping for those who cannot tolerate interior environments.

VanMechelen Architects

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