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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Menger Springs BOERNE, TEXAS
Submitted by: D2 Architecture DALLAS

Project category: New construction and remodel/renovation
Chief administrator: Suzanne Huber, executive director
Firm: D2 Architecture, www.d2architecture.com
Design team: D2 Architecture (architect); IDA (interior designer); Talley
and Associates (landscape architect); Telios (MEP engineer); JEM Associates (food service design); Pape Dawson (civil engineer)
Photography: © Peter A. Calvin Photography
Number/type of housing units: 68 independent living apartments, 48
assisted living suites
Total building area (sq. ft.): 155,706 (new); 8,040 (renovation)
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $193 (new); $188 (renovation)
Total construction cost (excluding land): $30.1 million (new); $1.5
million (renovation)
Completed: April 2016
Texas is projected to have the

look and is also home to The Limestone

fourth-largest senior population in the

Bistro Café, a multipurpose ballroom,

U.S. by the end of the decade. Kendall

and salon. The neighboring three-story

County, Texas, which includes Boerne,

Cibolo House Assisted Living consists

is the fifth fastest growing county in

of 48 assisted living suites, a dining

the nation. It's especially popular for

room, wellness room, and activity

retirees. The land is beautiful and it's a

spaces. Both buildings were designed

great place to live and experience the

to reflect the Texas Hill Country and

beauty of Texas Hill Country, evidenced afford modern amenities and services.
by the popularity of Menger Springs,

The expansion reworked the main

Morningside Ministries' third com-

production kitchen to operate more ef-

munity. While developing for the future ficiently and increase capacity, and strawith the addition of independent and

tegically placed a short-order kitchen

assisted living, Menger Springs took

and a finishing kitchen in locations

this opportunity to improve condi-

that improve quality and efficiency

tions that were hindering operations,

campus wide. The main entry drive was

ultimately bringing the community

redesigned to be more clear, accessible,

together through a vernacular Texas

and walkable. The new center plaza was

Hill Country architecture.

designed to be flexible for a variety of

This expansion, considered Phase

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uses. And storm water management,

3 of the Menger Springs community

rather than the mundane concrete, was

development, offers 68 senior living

celebrated using landscaped dry creek

apartments in four stories at The Over-

beds and native plantings.


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Come together
All ages welcome
Welcome
2017 Jury
Seen and heard
A reinvention
Illuminating ideas
In the details
Project directory
EFA Design Showcase
Product gallery
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