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ALISE O' BRIEN PHOTOGRAPHY

and highly diverse group of design

The project team envisioned a

professionals including two

therapeutic environment and

internationally recognized leaders in

program that actually treats the

the field of environments for seniors

symptoms of the disease while

with dementia.

creating a familiar, comfortable

Historically, most memory care

home. Drawing on significant prior

environments have been designed

and developing research on many

and operated to contain those

memory care design elements,

affected by the disease, with the

including small house design,

overriding focus primarily on safety

artificial lighting, natural light,

and security. In contrast, we wanted

access to the outdoors, privacy,

to create a home for residents and

wayfinding/visual cueing, color, and

their families that actively addresses

spatial theories, the overarching

many of the symptoms and side

goal simply was to create the best

effects of dementia-related diseases.

memory care small house in the

THOMAS WATKINS PHOTOGRAPHY

Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Michele Wasserlauf, executive director
Firms: SFCS Architects, www.sfcs.com; GMK Associates Inc., www.
gmkinteriors.com
Design team: Melissa Pritchard, principal-in-charge, project designer;
Nathan Frewin, project architect (SFCS Architects); Margaret Calkins,
PhD, project advisor (IDEAS Institute); Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD, lighting
designer (Rensselaer Lighting Research Center); Brooke Pearsall, interior
designer (GMK Associates Inc.); Brad Smith, landscape design (Brad
Smith Associates)
Photography: Alise O' Brien Photography; Thomas Watkins Photography
Resident/client capacity: 44
Total building area (sq. ft.): 39,533
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $235
Total construction cost (excluding land): $9.3 million
Completed: August 2016
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