This contrast may at first suggest that no one prototype can serve as a solution for all adults on the spectrum, but the team worked to find the right balance point in the design that can provide a calm and peaceful environment for the residents, staff and visitors. The key anchors for the design were safety, stability and familiarity. From the site layout to the individual units, the spaces were designed to align with best practices: providing adequate choice and independence, allowing residents to preview and retreat to/from spaces as they pass through the site; creating opportunities for controlling social interaction and privacy, with open areas and smaller more private nooks; and maximizing familiarity by maintaining a visually open and predictable path from the entrance through the site. By providing spaces that allow for that sense of choice and independence, each resident at Sweetwater can control aspects of privacy and engagement.