This 24-bed skilled nursing facility project was constructed on the Eddy’s Beverwyck Campus and realized the client’s ambition to provide the full continuum of care for the elderly, accompanying the existing independent and assisted living communities. architecture+ collaborated with the Eddy to refine their “Green House” model that resulted in the final enhanced building design with two separate and mirrored 10,000 square foot 12-bed houses. Similar to the Eddy Village Green Project designed by architecture+ in Cohoes, New York, every resident shares common space with other residents. Common spaces include a Living Room, Den, Dining Room, Kitchen, Spa, Porch, and Patio opening onto a fenced-in yard which residents have access to at all times.
The new “Green House” concept was envisioned as a way to deinstitutionalize long-term care. Home-like settings are created to focus on the resident’s daily living activities while also providing the facilities required to deliver quality medical care. Dignity and privacy are maintained by developing smaller living communities and providing each resident with a private bedroom and bathroom. This model significantly improves the level of care that can be provided within an economically feasible prototype.
"I was pleased with the willingness of architecture+ to learn what we were looking for. Even though they already had experience designing for the Green House model for skilled nursing facilities, they really treated it as a new project, always considering new ideas and improvements."
Douglas R. Miller, Vice President--Executive Director, Beverwyck