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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
SKILLED NURSING

White Oak at North Grove SPARTANBURG, S.C.
Submitted by: McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture CHARLESTON, S.C.

Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Andy Nelson, administrator
Firm: McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, www.mcmillanpazdansmith.com
Design team: Stuart Barber, AIA, project manager; Claire Bowman, AIA, project architect (McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture); Tyler Tucker, PE, electrical engineer
(ETi Associates); Pavel Pavlov, PE, structural engineer (Fine-Tuned Structures);
Jeff Bernagozzi, PE, MP engineer (GMK Engineering); Hootie Solesbee, GC project
manager (Harper Corp.)
Photography: ©2017 Kris Decker/Firewater Photography
Number/type of housing units: 132 skilled beds, 6 households
Total building area (sq. ft.): 82,270
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $222
Total construction cost (excluding land): $18.2 million
Completed: May 2017
This quiet and distinctive project was
carefully designed to replace a skilled
nursing facility a few miles away. We
wanted to provide a new home for these
residents that embody the elements of
culture change and resident-centered
design: choice, dignity, respect, selfdetermination, and purposeful living.
The owner was committed to this notion but challenged us to provide a new
building that maintained the staffing
ratios present in the existing one.
Our main goal to provide a deinstitutionalized and residential design
started with 6 fully autonomous
households, each serving 22 residents.
Each household is laid out like a typical
house: with a porch, front door and entry that leads into a living room, which
has visual access to the dining room,
with an adjacent kitchen, and views
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out to a back porch with free access
to a private yard. The sleeping rooms
are located off a corridor adjacent, but
"softly" separated from the more public
spaces. Meals are provided by focusing on resident choice, served in each
household's dining area and country
kitchen, but prepared in the facility's
main kitchen. All care services are
centrally located and accounted for in
each household, but maintain a silent
presence mostly hidden from view.
The residential character of the forms,
spaces and surfaces helps to establish a
clear contrast to the institutional setting
of the facility that this Center replaces.
In this way, the project team of owners,
caregivers and designers worked in close
collaboration to fashion a resident-centered facility that creates a fresh culture
of care, interaction and outlook.


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Community
Higher calling
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2018 jury/award winners and finalists
Style and substance
Life well lived
Leading the way
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Pushing boundaries
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EFA Design Showcase
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