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Rockwood South Hill
Spokane, Washington
This 60,000-square-foot addition to the Rockwood South Hill retirement community houses 30 assisted-living units for dementia residents and 45 nursing-unit beds. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Rockwood South Hill community, the project is designed to nestle into its environment with minimal impact to the native landscape. The craftsman-style architecture blends with the surrounding residential neighborhoods and provides a sense of home for residents. The project is attached to the existing Rockwood South Hill tower (The Ridge) and also includes renovation of 16,000 square feet of existing space for medical offices, therapy spaces and administrative offices. Living units are organized into pods that include small living, dining and kitchen facilities. The smaller scale of the living and dining areas combined with the warm, inviting residential style of the interiors help to de-institutionalize the living experience. Dementia residents have access to their own secure wandering garden within the courtyard created by the new building's design.
Awards
2004 Silver Achievement Award, Special Needs Housing, The Best of Seniors' Housing,
     National Association of Home Builders Seniors Housing Council
2002 Order of Excellence, Architecture and Interior Design,
     Contemporary Long Term Care Magazine, Rockwood South, Spokane, Washington