360,000 GSF, 33,445 M2
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Master Planning, Programming
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC) LEED-NC-Silver
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The Good Shepherd Cottage is the first of six assisted living houses built on the campus. It is the first "Neighborhood of Care” envisioned in the master plan for the 12-acre site. The main goals for the project are to profoundly respect the dignity of each person at every stage of the human experience and to provide comprehensive quality service to all.
Designed to house 26 residents in both private and shared rooms, the two-story cottage balances community living and kitchen areas with private rooms to create an intimate, social, and dynamic environment. The central space on both floors is designed with the living room, kitchen, dining room, and den as central hubs for social interaction among residents and staff. The living room is the heart of the building floor plan, with comfortable furnishings for gatherings and open views to kitchen activities. Natural light abounds as windows looking out on outdoor gardens illuminate the interior social spaces and create a visual connection throughout.
The individual resident rooms provide privacy and are designed to promote independence. Each room faces away from the main front door and include a private bathroom and kitchenette. The bathrooms have roll-in showers with built-in benches and toilets have fold down grab bars. Accessibility blended into the cottage design includes adjacencies and ease of movement between functional spaces, allowing residents to navigate as independently as possible.
Good Shepherd Cottage at Santa Teresita wins national Environments for Aging design award, celebrating excellence in senior housing.