Pro Bono Project – Su Casa Methadone-to-Abstinence Residence (MTAR)

Five New York Metro Chapter designers have launched the redesign of an important rehabilitation facility in New York City. With the Programming Phase complete, they are now initiating Phase II of this major pro bono project.

Partnering with SuCasa, a division of Lower East Side Service Center, Alma Nugent, ASID, NCIDQ, CID; Vincent J. Taylor, ASID, NCIDQ, CID; Theresa Seabaugh, Allied ASID, Michele Taylor, Allied ASID and Gretchen Reinheimer, Allied ASID, formed a committee to undertake the redesign of key areas of the SuCasa building. Under the leadership of co-chairs Alma Nugent and Theresa Seabaugh, they have worked tirelessly for many months interviewing staff, measuring and taking photographs to create floor plans and develop design concepts to upgrade the facility for this unique program, which offers long-term rehabilitation services to addicts, mothers and infants.

The Committee is now reaching out to the Chapter membership and design community for help. The initial work has been accomplished, and this project will need the involvement of as many of NY Metro members and industry suppliers as possible.

List of items still needed: CLICK HERE.

We wish to acknowledge and thank the generosity of the following individuals, manufacturers and dealers who have pledged the following thus far:

3 Form (divider panels)

Anonymous (cash donation)

Armstrong Flooring (vinyl tile)

Audio Video Systems (42″ television)

AZ Granite-Marble Corp. (stone fabrication & installation)

Brooks Custom Countertops (transaction counter)

Capital Paint Centers (paint and supplies)

Country Casual (chairs)

Debbie Viola (mural and decorative painting)

Flor (carpet tile)

Hansgrohe (shower assemblies and faucets)

Herman Miller (rocking chairs)

Hunter Fans/Home Depot (ceiling fans)

Itinerant Studio (art)

Karlin Window Fashions (window treatments and fabrics)

Karndean (vinyl wood flooring)

Lucidity Awards and Signage Systems (lobby signage)

M2L (desk chair)

McCollum Interiors (paint, decorative painting and mural)

Munrod Upholsterers (banquettes and upholstery)

Norman D. Lifton Company (Johnsonite vinyl base)

Peaslee Design  (Custom woodwork seating for Reception)

Pratt & Lambert Paint (paint)

Printed Art (art)

Silvestri Carpets and FB Rugs  (vinyl flooring installation)

Silvestri Carpets and FB Rugs (window treatments)

SomerSault (infant bedding)

Stone Source (porcelain tile flooring and granite countertops)

Tony Burke Paints (interior painting)

ZMK Group, Inc. (cabinetry installation and light carpentry)

As the redesign enters the critical Second Phase, ASID New York Metro is asking for DONATIONS OF PRODUCTS and earmarked sponsorships.
Do not miss the opportunity to be a part of this important and meaningful initiative. Click here for the list of items still needed.

If you are interested in volunteering, donating or sponsoring, please email President Jacqueline Hosford at or Communications Director Barbara Bell at

The Su Casa project has unfortunately been delayed for a few months. The building recently received final word from FEMA that their electrical infrastructure will need to be relocated as a result of flooding from Superstorm Sandy. This mandate is triggering a reconfiguration of the floor we were about to begin installing new flooring and paint on.

ASID NY Metro’s Su Casa committee is not involved in this construction project. Once this step is completed, we hope to finish our pro-bono project at Su Casa as originally planned. This project may help us receive donated construction items that we were previously having difficulty procuring.

Keep looking for updates about Su Casa from the NY Metro Chapter.  We anticipate more information will be available in the early part of 2014.


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