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with penetration of natural light
from the roof through the third
to the second level wherever
possible allowed natural light to
occur wherever residents reside,
regardless of which floor they
live on.
Otterbein has learned the key
to resident happiness is through
universal care and providing
a home like environment with
personal choices: size and type
of resident rooms, temperature
control, enrichment activities,
and quality of food. Restaurant
style food service is an integral
component of personal care
with the new-age open kitchen/
dining concept developed for
this project by Brown Calabretta
Architects. Custom food
stations, display cooking, and
a variety of nutritious choices
allow residents to enjoy a wide
range of experiences in the new
dining areas serving 26 residents
on each floor.
The building needed to
remain occupied and licensed
during the entire construction
process, which forced the design
to identify the construction
scheduling required. Plans called
out the east half to be renovated
first while the west half remained
fully occupied, and the Campus
Center remained open. Once
completed the east half was
occupied and the new Main

Entrance and Administration
was opened. Then the west side
was completed and occupied.
Other main project goals
included shifting the main
entrance to the Campus Center
with new Administrative Offices
and a separate entry to the
new Assisted Living Facility.
Updating the exterior façade to
a softer, more residential scale
was of paramount importance to
Otterbein. It was the cumulative
sum of all these needs and
desires that led to our design
resolution of converting the old
"Showers and Hill" Healthcare
Center into the new heart of
the entire campus now known
as "The Aurora" at Otterbein
Lebanon.

BEFORE

Project category: New construction and remodel/renovation
Chief administrator: Jill Wilson, president/CEO, Otterbein Senior Life
Firm: Brown Calabretta Architects Inc., www.bcanet.com
Design team: Richard Brown, design lead (Brown Calabretta Architects
Inc.); Adam DeSutter, project manager (Abbot Studios LLC); Lisa Boltz,
interior designer (Lime Design Commercial Interior Design); Dave
Ulliman, MEP engineer (Point One Design Ltd.); Karl Walters, structural
engineer (Jack D. Walters & Associates Inc.); Rick Evans, civil engineer
(Evans Civil Pro Engineers)
Photography: ©2019 immortalimages.com
Number/type of housing units: 70 assisted living
Total building area (sq. ft.): 86,798 (total); 5,300 (new);
59,000 (renovation)
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $197 (new); $171 (renovation)
Total construction cost (excluding land): $11.1 million
Completed: August 2019

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