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H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N S H O W C A S E
SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

WellBridge of Fenton FENTON, MICH.
Submitted by: JW Design ROYAL OAK, MICH.
Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Ryan Michelson, administrator
Firm: JW Design, www.jwdstudio.com
Design team: Joseph Wronski, principal; Daniel F.
DeRemer, AIA, chief architect; Kevin Boyle, AIA,
NCARB, architect (JW Design); Steve Benaske,
PE, mechanical engineer (Sellinger Associates);
Scott Leo, electrical and lighting design (ETS Engineering Inc.); Craig Warner, food service design
(E.F. Whitney Inc.)
Photography: ©2016 Laszlo Regos; Carlson Productions
Total building area (sq. ft.): 65,000
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $230
Total construction cost (excluding land): $15 million
Completed: November 2015

Fenton, Mich., is known for its historic town center,
an eclectic dining and shopping district, and the quiet
beauty of surrounding lakes, parks, and forests. Located
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within a developing neighborhood along country roads,
this 100-bed skilled nursing facility was built to serve
the local community and the surrounding region. By
means of subtle prairie motifs and a rustic palette, the
building nestles into its wooded 10-acre site. Fenton
has a lively dining scene, significant arts and festivals
programming, and a quaint shopping district. This
playful exuberance and eclectic nature carries over into
the new rehabilitation facility, and a strong geometric
overlay is utilized in order to tie the quirky spaces
together. Most evident in the interior appointments,
circles and squares are broadcast through wallcoverings, light fixtures, tile patterns, and window muntins.
With a rehabilitation suite, a wellness spa and salon,
and an integrated coffee shop, the amenities and planning reflect the owner's progressive philosophy of care.
The full-service Starbucks, grab-and-go coolers, and
prepared food on display offer a familiar setting to resi-

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dents, visitors, and staff alike. Comfortable, oversized
furniture is grouped around
a large fireplace while dining
tables overlook lushly planted
courtyards. Equidistant from all
points in the building, the prospect of coffee, snacks, and lively
discussion has lured residents
from their suites and staff from
the break room to this central,
communal setting. Taking cues
from hospitality environments,
a warm, friendly, and generously
appointed setting for short-term
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