Helen Keller Services

Helen Keller Services

Desiring to reduce their footprint and maintain their Brooklyn heritage, HKS selected JRS to design their new headquarters and Children’s Learning Center as they celebrated their 125th anniversary. Braille-inspired tactile walls are found in the entrance and lobby areas to inspire students, staff and visitors. To address their heightened noise and light sensitivity, dimmable lighting, NRC highest rated ceiling materials, acoustical textured wallcoverings and padded flooring with high contrast flooring materials were specified. A “learning kitchen/pantry”, an eye examination lab and a reconfigurable, multipurpose conference center is included along with sophisticated yet budget sensitive tele-communications and videoconferencing.

Project Name:

Headquarters' Renovation


Brooklyn, NY


25,000 sf