COLONEL ROBERT L. HOWARD VETERANS HOME

Pell City, Alabama

Located on appropriately named Veterans Parkway, the Colonel Robert L. Howard Veterans Home is a state-of-the-art nursing home facility which occupies 27 acres. Designed to provide a sense of community rather than an institutional feel, the 220,000-square-foot complex serves the special needs of its 254 residents. Crafted as a community living center, this sprawling facility is organized as a series of “neighborhoods” and smaller groupings of “houses” to create an intimate, communal setting. Each house includes a shared living room, dining room and a porch that provides a vital connection to outdoor courtyards. To support the community living center design concept, the exterior exhibits a residential scale and creates a sense of individual houses or cottages for the residents, belying its actual size and capacity.

2014 Honorable Mention Healthcare Environments Award for Long-Term Care/Assisted Living Facilities – Contract Magazine

INTERIOR DESIGN