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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
MEMORY CARE

The Living Wisdom Center at Hubbard Hill ELKHART, IND.
Submitted by: Arkos Design Inc. MISHAWAKA, IND.
FINALIST

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Supplement to Environments for Aging

The journey to create the Living
Wisdom Center began by putting aside preconceived notions
of memory care and focusing on
the resident, enriching their daily
life, and adding therapeutic value
to their environment. Discussion,
research, and conceptual exploration led the design team to two core
principles: biophilia-the innate
affinity people have for nature-and
community-the sense of place
and belonging that is cultivated by
shared experiences, social interaction, and fellowship.
Providing an environment to
engage residents with nature and
outdoor activities throughout the
year is a challenge in the northern
Indiana climate. This inspired the
design team to create the atrium.
All the elements of a true outdoor
environment are present, with many
features designed to achieve desired
benefits while mitigating adverse
effects. The atrium is centrally
located in the building, providing
the surrounding rooms with natural
light and views and becoming the
core element of the memory care
neighborhood and the community
concept.
Looking onto the atrium are four
distinct homes, with styles drawn
from the local vernacular of older
neighborhoods in the area. The
large size of the overall building
is broken down by these facades,
creating a less imposing residential
scale. Design features like front
porches continue to bring down
the scale and add to the familiarity.
The feel and differentiation of the
homes continue inside, with each
household having a unique character consistent with the exterior
style. The size of the rooms, the
decorative details, and furnishings
are residential in scale and feel,
contributing to a comfortable home
environment.



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