DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR CORONAVIRUS


Assisted Living at Brookhaven

Brookhaven at Lexington, MA

  • New 9-Unit Assisted Living Green House/Household Model anticipates recent November 2, 2020 AIA Webinar "Common Sense Approach to Senior Living Design; Pandemic Prognostication"


This existing CCRC lacked a defined Assisted Living Unit to accommodate the growing needs of its Independent Living residents. With the local town zoning ordinance limiting any major site expansion, a compact plan, qualifying as a "minor change," was developed. The first step was the conversion of two Existing ILU Apartments into new ALF common support areas comprised of a Country Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room and Administrative Offices. From this core the new addition was constructed, extending outward in an 'L' shape, encompassing a newly created outdoor garden courtyard side of the site from their rooms and to the internal outside courtyard from the single loaded glazed Corridor, which also serves as a sitting area and Gallery and provides through air circulation.


Senior Living Programs & Designs that successfully address the Covid-19 threat include:

Smaller, Intimate Household

Specially Designed Common Areas; Country Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room

Direct Access to the Outdoors and Extended Outdoor Use

Outdoor Courtyard Visitations

Attractive Dining Venues

Spacious Private Rooms accommodate small Dining Area, Living, Sleeping, a Private Shower/Toilet, Kitchenette and Entry Foyer for PPE


This small self-contained residential neighborhood, proved so successful that a Phase II Household was duplicated alongside.


TRENDS IN DESIGN MAGAZINE PUBLICATION

COURTYARD DINING ROOM ON LEFT, WRAP AROUND CORRIDOR ON FAR END & RIGHT

DINING ROOM / COUNTRY KITCHEN

FLOOR PLAN AND SITE PLAN

Independent Patio Homes

Arlington Court, Carleton-Willard Village, Bedford, MA

  • New 12-Unit Independent Living Cluster Homes anticipates recent November 2, 2020 AIA Webinar "Common Sense Approach to Senior Living Design; Pandemic Prognostication"


The proposed new Arlington Court consists of 6 two-family Patio Homes located around a central courtyard. The proposed 'Court' is an expansion of the existing six courts currently housing approximately 100 residents.


Senior Living Programs & Designs that successfully address the Covid-19 threat include:

Smaller, Intimate Cluster; Only Two homes per Cluster

Direct Access to the Outdoors and Extended Outdoor Use including Personal Concrete Patios and access to Walking Trails

Outdoor Central Landscaped Courtyard

Self-contained HVAC systems

Spacious Private Homes accommodate Dining Area, Living, Sleeping, a Private Walk-In Shower/Tub/Toilet, Full Kitchen and Storage for PPE


PATIO HOMES BIRD'S EYE RENDERING - CONSTRUCTION ON SCHEDULE FOR COMPLETION SPRING 2021