Groundbreaking: LifeLab Kids Interactive Therapy Garden

April 26th, 2022

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Specific trades in need are:
* Site work
* Asphalt
* Concrete
* Play structure
* Rubber path
* Fencing
* Landscape
* Electrical


Thurs April 28, 2022 | 10 AM | 3178 Hilton Rd., Ferndale, MI

Ferndale, MI.  Thursday, April 28th, 2022: The LifeLab Kids Foundation in Ferndale will celebrate the Groundbreaking of the “Interactive Therapy Garden.” The much-anticipated addition will help to enrich the lives of children with special needs by creating a multi-sensory learning environment that will not only provide stimulating play outdoors but will help to build confidence and social interaction skills needed for lifelong independence. Supporting organizations include Cunningham-Limp, who will lead all construction activities, DesignTeam Plus, Inc. providing the Architecture and Design, Storey Engineering Group providing Civil Engineering & Felino Pascual and Associates, Landscape Architects.


“From day 1, I had the vision for creating an inclusive environment focused on fitness, health, and wellness. I now know with confidence that this vision will become a reality! We are looking forward to growing this partnership with Cunningham-Limp as we continue to grow with the families we serve while building vocational skills for lifelong independence. This is something I have always wanted not only for my son but other youth and adults within the special needs community,” says Jai Reddy, Founder of LifeLab Kids.”


Cunningham-Limp (C-L) has designated this project as their 2022 Community Impact Project and will donate necessary services for its construction. In addition, LifeLab Kids benefits from the generosity of C-L’s client, First Holdings Corporation. First Holdings is developing a 94-unit apartment building down the street in the Iron Ridge District. In addition to contributing to the foundation, the developer encouraged C-L to leverage the staff deployed to their apartment project to execute the project for LifeLabs.


“What could possibly be more impactful than creating a place where kids can discover their potential, allowing them to lead an unlimited life while championing health, wellness, respect, inclusion, innovation, collaboration, passion, and hope,” says Sam Ashley Jr., President at Cunningham-Limp. “We simply see no greater opportunity to make a positive impact than what this project offers and are excited to play a small role.”


DesignTeam Plus, Inc., collaborated with LifeLab Kids Foundation to create the following:


  • Interactive Therapy Garden- A unique outdoor therapy environment providing innovative and therapeutic services to help students of all abilities see past their limitations and lead to full lives.
  • Unlimited Play Park- Within the garden will be a sensory play park intentionally crafted to break down barriers and create an inclusive space for all children to learn, play, and grow together.
  • Multi-Use Sports Court– A safe space to not only encourage the movement of the body to help one’s mind and spirit but give access to youth who may not always be able to take part in traditional playgrounds, sports teams, recess, or gym class.


From the words of a dear friend of DesignTeam Plus, Inc.  Lilya Broomberg (blessed memory):

“ We all can do a bit of magic for someone who really needs it”


About LifeLab Kids: Located in Ferndale, LifeLab Kids is a team of compassionate hearts, skilled therapists, clinical minds, and critical thinkers committed to providing comprehensive and individualized programming to meet each child’s specific needs.


About Cunningham-Limp: Headquartered in Novi, MI, Cunningham-Limp is a construction management organization whose focus is to bring a positive impact to the communities in which they work.


About DesignTeam Plus, Inc.: Headquartered in Birmingham, MI., DesignTeam Plus is a full-service Architecture & Interior Design Firm. We are Innovative Solutionists, dedicated, thought provoking, spirited team of tenacious problem solvers that exceed our client’s expectations.