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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
ASSISTED LIVING/SKILLED NURSING

Artman Lutheran Home AMBLER, PA.
Submitted by: SFCS Architects PHILADELPHIA

Project category: Remodel/renovation
Chief Administrator: Luanne Fisher, PhD, CEO
Firm: SFCS Architects, www.sfcs.com
Design team: Vernon Feather, principal-in-charge; Mark Shelton, project architect; Allen McNutt, mechanical
engineer; Steve Kidwell, electrical engineer; Shelley Daniels, interior designer (SFCS Architects); John Barja, food
service consultant (Foodesign Associates Inc.)
Photography: Jeff Totaro
Number/type of housing units: 20 short-stay rehabilitation, 41 skilled nursing, 125 personal care
Total building area (sq. ft.): 98,830
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $137.87
Total construction cost (excluding land): $13.6 million
Completed: April 2016

Artman Lutheran Home, owned
by Liberty Lutheran, has been
providing nursing and personal
care services to approximately 185
seniors in Ambler, Pennsylvania
for over 100 years. The campus
includes a historic mansion and
has undergone several expansions
dating from the 50s thru the 90s
which has maximized the allowable
building and impervious coverage
on the site.
In 2009, Liberty Lutheran began
a journey to change the way that
care and services were delivered to
its residents (skilled and personal
care) with a desire to transform
the medical model to a household
environment that would be
competitive and provide choice and
dignity for all residents.
With no additional land
available, a phased renovation was
devised to create seven personcentered care households for skilled
care and personal care, including a
dedicated memory care household,
and a short-stay household with
adjacent therapy space.
Due to site constraints, the
solution involves largely internal
repositioned areas with only small
minor additions. The existing
61 resident nursing home was
transformed to two households
and the repurposing of the lower
level created a third household

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Style and substance
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EFA Design Showcase
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