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Colonel Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home Long-Term Care Honorable Mention Designer Williams Blackstock Architects Client Colonel Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home Where Pell City, Alabama T he Colonel Robert L. Howard Veterans Home is a $43 million, 254-bed long-term care assisted living facility for veterans that offers various levels of skilled nursing, including services for dementia and Alzheimer's patients. By creating tightly knit miniature communities with hospitality inspired finishes and materials, designer Williams Blackrock Architects hopes to banish the anonymous and intuitional feel that some senior living facilities have, and to give residents an intimate, small-town residential experience. Five wings, or neighborhoods, each contain spaces for relaxing and socializing: patios, porches, landscaped courtyards, and porticos. Each neighborhood contains three or four households, which group together individual bedrooms, along with shared living and dining 102 rooms. All individual rooms, which feature wider-than-normal doorways, are private and contain a bathroom with a shower, and many rooms also include kitchenettes. All five neighborhoods lead back to "Main Street" and the "Town Center," which contain most of the public amenities, including a cafe, barbershop, chapel, and therapy room. The "Town Center" is reminiscent of an upscale hunting lodge, and surrounds a dramatic, wood-braced sandstone chimney reaching through the building's pitched roof. A cupola-like square roof lantern covers the chimney as it emerges from the top of the building. Its windows allow natural light to filter down into the building, and give visitors a glimpse of the striking structure from outside. -Zach Mortice october 2014 PHoTogRAPHy: SHeRWood Cox healthcare environment awards

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Contract - October 2014
Industry News
Columnist: Nurturing Staff to Enrich a Healthy Firm
Product Focus: Bedside Manner
Product Briefs
Lenox Hill HealthPlex
Dean Street Express
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (North)
2014 Healthcare Environment Awards
Mount Elizabeth Hospital Novena
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
Stanford Infusion Therapy & Ambulatory Treatment Center
Park Nicollet Women’s Center
American University of Beirut Academic and Clinical Center
Moorings Park Center for Healthy Living
Wellbrooke of Westfield
Colonel Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home
Book: Medical and Dental Space Planning, Fourth Edition
Book: Greening Health Care, How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet
Designers Select: Healthcare
Ad Index
Interior Detail

Contract - October 2014