Youth Alternatives

Location: South Portland

Architect: Winton Scott Architects

Photographer: Robert Darby

Youth Alternatives, by Wright-Ryan

Youth Alternatives, a social services provider for children and families, needed to consolidate most of their operation from multiple locations. The project included incorporating a modern addition with the restoration of the historic barn. At one point, Wright-Ryan even had to deal with the Federal Aviation Administration to ensure a clear flight path.  The project required coordination of donated materials and fundraising tours while under construction.


Michael Tarpinian, President of Youth Alternatives, says of Wright-Ryan,

“From the beginning, you have worked with our staff to fully understand our project and you held our hand through some difficult decisions. While these decisions may be routine for a seasoned company like Wright-Ryan, they were not for Youth Alternatives. You handled us with respect and helped us work through them. For that I am very grateful.”