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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER

Department of Veterans Affairs Community Living Center TOMAH, WIS.
Submitted by: Cox Design Associates CHICAGO
With the rapid evolution of healthcare services within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, programs
for polytrauma, post-traumatic stress
syndrome, spinal cord injury, and
tailored care programs for behavioral
and healthcare aging have been developed to provide a broad range of care
for veterans. In addition to the aging
process, many younger veterans require
treatment programs for other ailments.
Qualifying veterans can now select
living accommodations which not only
address their individual needs, but also
emphasize the veteran's value in being
part of a larger, long-term family of
"brothers and sisters" who mutually
share many similar life events.
These community living centers
include 10 private resident rooms and
have major social spaces, living areas,
dining areas, food preparation areas,
exercise spaces, and cohesive interactive social engagement areas.
The facilities for this project were
designed to optimize the veteran's experience in sustainable material selections and energy conservation options.
These resident houses are elements of
the larger physical neighborhood with
community sidewalks, porches, and patios for outdoor experiences connected
with community common gathering spaces. Outdoor gardening and
vegetable cultivation are also important
activities of daily living experiences and
contributions to the family group.

Project category: Project in progress
Firm: Cox Design Associates, www.coxdesignassociates.com
Design team: Robert Cox, AIA, ACHA, principal-in-charge; Michael
Gandara, AAIA; Ron Cox, ASID, interior architecture; Andrew Hong
and Patrick McGovern, student interns (Cox Design Associates);
KJWW Engineering Consultants (mechanical and electrical engineer)
Number/type of housing units: 2 buildings (10 residents each)
Total building area (sq. ft.): 17,000
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $452
Total construction cost (excluding land): $7.7 million (est.)
Completion: February 2018 (est.)

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All ages welcome
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2017 Jury
Seen and heard
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Illuminating ideas
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EFA Design Showcase
Product gallery
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