Within a three-story occupied VA campus building, Continuum transformed two floors of office space into a 40-bed community living center arranged in neighborhood pods. Continuum facilitated programming and design choices which were based on the Green House Concept—a small, intentional community for both staff and residents to flourish. The result is an environment where patients enjoy private, intimate rooms for their living area, while experiencing the convenience of shared spaces such as kitchens, dining, spa, and lounges. At the same time, service delivery remains efficient, but less obtrusive.
It was crucial for the design team to work with residents, medical staff, facilities staff, and engineering consultants to assure that the person-centered goals of care and established VA Design Guidelines were met. This included empowering both staff and residents; maximizing residents’ autonomy and quality of life; and minimizing staff inefficiencies.
CLIENT: Veteran’s Affairs