Chrysalis House Expansion


Chrysalis House is an addiction treatment facility for women located in Crownsville, MD. Starting in 2018, Studio 343 has been working through the design for a multi-building expansion that will allow Chrysalis House to support 20 additional women & their children, as well as provide space for additional staff. This represents a 38% increase in their total capacity. The project will add over 13,000 square feet for new bedrooms, offices, group rooms, expanded childcare facility, and ancillary spaces. Included in the project program is the renovation of several areas of the existing buildings, including the existing commercial kitchen.

We have worked with Chrysalis House staff over the course of the project to learn their day-to-day needs, in order to create comfortable & functional spaces for both clients and variety of staff that support them. The nature of the program and facilities means that public and private spaces are closely woven together and often overlap, which has required collaboration with many of the current building users to design spaces that can bolster their workflow. From an aesthetic viewpoint, the new additions are also designed to fit in seamlessly with the residential- style existing buildings and their signature red roofs.

To learn more about the essential services that Chrysalis House provides to our community & how you can support their mission, please visit their website at