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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
MEMORY CARE

Aldersgate Retirement Community CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Submitted by: CJMW Architecture WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.
BEFORE

Built in 2003, Cuthbertson Town

to support residents and operations.

Center is the commons area of Alders-

Changes included a larger salon,

gate's memory support unit. A recently

movie theater, and worship space. A

completed expansion added a 16-bed

café/kitchen allows more personal-

household to the existing three 15-bed

ized dining experiences throughout

households linked to the commons area.

the day.

Originally conceived as a village square

Taking inspiration from the gra-

with faux-storefront activity spaces

cious courtyard gardens of Charleston,

around the periphery of a central skylit

S.C., Savannah, Ga., and New Orleans,

area, the Town Center was out-of-date

the space is refocused on the skylit

in both appearance and function. Specif-

area creating an "outdoor" garden with

ic issues included a mismatch of activity

comfortable and supportive seating. A

spaces to resident needs, difficult acous-

colonnade gives definition to circula-

tics, harsh lighting, and lack of available

tion paths. The courtyard aesthetic is

seating and usable central space.

carried throughout the space. Details

The goal was to design a space that

add relief to flat walls. Fabric acoustic

accommodated residents' needs but

panels reference second-

didn't announce itself as a senior envi-

story windows while dampening

ronment. In addition to creating flexible

noise. New lighting fixtures offer soft

space for gatherings and visiting with

but ample light. Each household access

friends and family, the team worked

point is uniquely identified to assist

with Aldersgate to identify a new

residents with wayfinding.

aesthetic and new uses for the periphery

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Project category: Remodel/renovation
Chief administrator: Suzanne Pugh
Firm: CJMW Architecture, www.cjmw.com
Design team: Alan Moore, AIA, project principal; Peter Epermanis, AIA, project architect; Kevin Jarrett, AIA, architect;
Beth Faircloth, LEED AP, lead interior designer; Ashley Coe, interior designer; Carol Wooley, LEED AP, interior designer
Photography: © CJMW Architecture, P.A. (before photos); ©2016 RHWilson Photography (after photos)
Resident/client capacity: 60 assisted living and memory care
Total building area (sq. ft.): 4,726
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $203
Total construction cost (excluding land): $964,000
Completed: January 2016

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