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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
ASSISTED LIVING/SKILLED NURSING/MEMORY CARE

Three Palms Health Center at East Ridge at Cutler Bay CUTLER BAY, FLA.
Submitted by: AG Architecture WAUWATOSA, WIS., Lecesse Construction ORLANDO, FLA., AND Bridget Bohacz &
Associates Inc. HANOVER, MD.
Project category: New construction
Firms: AG Architecture, www.agarch.com; Lecesse Construction, www.
lecesseconstruction.com; Bridget Bohacz & Associates Inc., www.
bridgetbohacz.com
Design team: AG Architecture (architect and plumbing engineer);
Bridget Bohacz & Associates Inc. (interior designer); Lecesse
Construction (general contractor); Professional Engineering Consultants P.A. (mechanical and electrical engineer); DDA Engineers P.A.
(structural engineer)
Photography: Miami in Focus
Number/type of housing units: 31 memory support, 90 assisted living, 74 skilled nursing
Total building area (sq. ft.): 181,000
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $205
Total construction cost (excluding land): $37.1 million
Completed: December 2015
East Ridge at Cutler Bay, a 50-year

the details of a Key West vernacular to

old community, recognized the need

create a new look that will become the

to replace aging structures on its

design theme for the campus. The new

campus with vibrant new senior living

building includes: 90 assisted living

options. The first phase of a dynamic

units, 74 skilled nursing beds, and 31

repositioning strategy is a new health

memory support beds, as well as a com-

services center, a living experience

mons area with generous activity and

that provides residents in assisted

gathering spaces, while also providing

living, memory support, and skilled

the infrastructure for future indepen-

nursing the same high-quality senior

dent living apartments.

care and hospitality as those in independent living.

In order to elevate the image and
enhance the experience in the skilled

The design team meticulously

nursing and memory support compo-

researched and carefully integrated

nents, a household environment was
created. The goal was to create environments that promote quality of life and
choice. Careful planning allowed the
staff functions to be centralized to
support efficient operations while still
providing person-centered care. Strategically placed activity spaces positioned
directly off the corridors create the intimate feel of a home and provide easy
access to socialization, while supporting
the staff 's ability to effectively service
care needs.
Part of the effort to elevate the
quality of life for residents was the
community's commitment to creating
structures with sustainability as a
priority. Three Palms received a LEED
Platinum rating under the U.S. Green
Building Council's LEED for Homes
Program.

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