• DIRECTOR: Stone Ward
• CONTROLLER: Deirdre Park
• LEAD AGENT: Connor MacBride
THE WARD FOUNDATION BUILDING — THE COOPER UNION for the ADVANCEMENT of SCIENCE and ART
[port][/port]Pharos decided to set up it’s main New York Branch Office and the headquarters of North America in the Ward Institute’s most prestigious holding of Cooper Union. The seven floor brick building built in 1859 was one of the Institute’s first purchases when Ward Holdings became Ward Institute. Located in Cooper Union square at intersecting boundaries of the Flat Iron District, East Village and Lower Manhattan the facility best defined the organization.
Known formally as the 'The Ward Institute Foundation Building', it is simply referred to as the Ward Foundation or by it's original name, Cooper Union or just the Foundation Building. In New York and beyond it is synonymous with Pharos.
THE DIRECTOR'S OFFICE
Located on the fifth floor the room's main feature is the finely finished floor-to-ceiling bookshelves boasting an incredible collection. It’s antique architecture reflects the grandeur of times that may be yet returning. An old and grand armillary sphere stands in the corner of the room on the other side a large oil painting of an ancient lighthouse, the symbols of Pharos. The large room with it’s high ceilings and stately window backdrop is designed, if anything, to impress.
Stone Ward sits as an iconic figure behind the massive wooden desk, adorned with his many souvenirs acquired through-out the world. They tell the tale of his active lifestyle and his many accomplishments.
PLUM ISLAND FACILITIES
In 2006 Ward Holdings purchased Plum Island as a subsidiary of the Ward Instittute and took over the PIADC - The Plum Island Animal Disease Control facility. The name officially changed to WARD ANIMAL DISEASE CONTROL in 2013.
Few people are aware of other facility on the island called the FACILITY FOR THE TREATMENT AND STUDY OF THE ALTERED. Back in 2012 when Pharos became proactive in assisting special cases concerning altered individuals the Institute began construction of a brand new facility which was completed in mid 2015.
The animal disease center is operated by the Ward Institute while the treatment facility is regulated by Pharos. It is headed by Assistant Director Asia Savin.
The Treatment facility is a modern three story building with a single sub-level, a beautiful design with many windows, comfortable court yards and a pleasant staff. Patients stay in private rooms at the Facility or in one of the rustic cabins at East Point.
There is no Ferry service to Plum Island. Visitors and employees have to call for a boat to pick them up at Orient Point or else have their own way of getting across the water. Both the disease center and treatment facility have their own helicopters when required.
• ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Asia Savin
• RESEARCHER / AGENT: Doctor @Atticus Gale
PHAROS utilizes their own personal security force for the safe guard of the island. These are highly trained individuals who are often ex-military. At any one time the Dsease Center has four guards on duty and the Treatment Facility has six on site. There are always two units patrolling the island (a Humvee with two guards) to deter any trespassers. They also have access to a patrol boat, even the helicopter (if necessary).
The island is monitored by a network of cameras visible and hidden in the facilities and outside. They utilize image recognition software that alerts guards when a humanoid shape enters their field. The feed is automatically relayed to their device. They also utilize drones (flying cameras) for remote parts of the island.