CLEARWATER SPRINGS ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY
HAZEL DELL, WASHINGTON
This narrow site required an interesting streetscape and an inspirational approach to a two-story, 80-suite assisted living facility. During the early stages of design, a butterfly-shaped plan evolved featuring wonderful vistas; from the dining room in the center of the building. To safeguard residents’ privacy, residential wing extensions were placed to shield multiple courtyards and create neighborhood compatibility.
The two-story assisted living wing is scaled down into smaller neighborhoods with pitched roofs, shingled and clapboard sidings, and covered front porches including trim details echoing Cougar Springs’ bucolic character.
Well-articulated walls with angled bays, octagonal turrets, and a soaring two-and-a-half story lobby balance local design and the facility’s distinct identity.
The building is designed around an intimate understanding of the elderly client. The unobtrusive but ever-present ancillary spaces for support services enhance a sense of wellness and quality of life.
Activity flows naturally into frequently used rooms along the corridors from the apartments. They are markedly personal without the emptiness of institutional space and offer choices
The park-like campus is accented with native plants which are visible from most of the interior spaces. The design provided many outdoor recreational opportunities including a wetland with year-round wildlife, extensive walkways for strolling, and raised plant beds for community gardening.
This project has an extraordinary rapport with its' site context and stakeholders' needs. The inviting 70 unit design is bordered on multiple sides by existing wetlands.
A "lazy z"- shaped two story building envelope provides a comfortable setting for the residents while accommodating the physical constraints of a licensed facility on to a narrow three acre site.
Architect: Patrick Bickler, LLC
HAWK'S RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
The floor plan encourages social contact without mandating it. For example the two story entry-lobby and dining spaces allows preview areas enabling residents to prepare themselves for meeting others; offering them a choice of joining activities already in progress and a way of coping with their anxiety of surprise encounters.
MIDDLEFIELD OAKS ASSISTED LIVING &
COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON
The building is thoughtfully located to create and define contemplative courtyards and stimulating outdoor space through careful site analysis.
A variety of exterior finishes and forms invoke visual relief and residential scale.
ASSISTED LIVING &
The spaciousness and configuration of bedrooms and sitting alcoves encourage residents’ security by providing personal territory. Recreational spaces offer various environments to stimulate residents’ participation.
Exterior well-landscaped quadrangles provide a tranquil and protective spaces for sitting, strolling, and socializing.