The Painted Turtle
Housing Cluster IV & Limited Site Study
Lake Hughes, California
The Painted Turtle is the sixth addition to Paul Newman’s family of Hole in the Wall Camps for seriously ill children. It is also the only multi-disease camp and family care center of its kind on the West Coast. Through educational, therapeutic, safe, and just plain fun summer camp and year-round programs, The Painted Turtle provides a life-changing experience to children whose daily struggles often diminish both their desire to be well and their ability to lead a rich, productive life. The Concept Design for camp was donated by Richard Meier’s Los Angeles office.
HHFA served as executive architect for The Painted Turtle’s final phase of camp participant housing, translating Richard Meier’s design into documents for bidding and construction. HHFA also recently completed a Limited Site Study of the 160-acre campus to determine possible locations for future building development and expansion.