Stephen Boruff, AIA Architects + Planners, Inc. was awarded the contract for this 120 bed replacement facility after almost a dozen sites were considered. Through a meticulous process of feasibility analysis, a site in Riviera Beach was chosen due to its proximity to the VA Medical Center and Kindred Hospital helping to create a Medical District in the western portion of Riviera Beach.
Designed to meet the overwhelming market demand for resident-centered long term care environments, careful thought was given to the inclusion of useable exterior spaces in the form of two courtyards. The design of pedestrian amenities, including porches and an entry feature, allowed for the separation of patient and visitor traffic, staff parking, and service vehicle access.
The architecture of the building utilizes a Mediterranean vocabulary indicative of the development, harmonizing with its surrounding structures. Five 20 bed and 30 bed resident households each with its own distinct entrance, common spaces and patient room areas are strategically located to allow individual autonomy while maintaining efficient adjacencies to both shared service areas and common resident services such as physical therapy and personal care salons. The needs of high risk residents are met with a 20-bed secure wing with an independent lounge, activity and dining areas.
The design supports resident self-determination and choice, creates a warm residential environment and facilitates efficient staffing.
Riviera Beach, Florida
Health Care District Palm Beach County
79,500 square feet