Category Archives: Senior Living

Opening of CDC at Eliza Bryant Village

Over the past few years, Perspectus has enjoyed a successful partnership providing architectural and interior design services for Centers for Dialysis Care, an independent provider of dialysis and related health services to individuals with kidney failure. It’s the largest outpatient dialysis provider in Northeast Ohio with 18 locations.

CDC’s newest facility is on the campus of Eliza Bryant Village in Cleveland. Founded in 1896, Eliza Bryant is the oldest operating African American long-term care facility in the country. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on April 29 for the one-story, 10,462 sf building.

{CLICK HERE to read the Properties Magazine feature story about the project in the May 2015 issue.}

CDC at Eliza Bryant Village Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Perspectus Project Director David Thompson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C said, “The design intent was to create an environment that instills confidence in patients and family members walking through the front door and supports the CDC’s message of quality care.”

Interior Designer Jennifer Gibson, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C added, “When we first began working with CDC, they were interested in refreshing some of their existing facilities as well as building new ones. So we developed a whole new palette of materials that was in sync with their re-branding efforts. We work hard to make each facility recognizable as Centers for Dialysis Care but they’re not all the same.”

In addition to the Eliza Bryant Village project, Perspectus has completed renovations to a number of CDC’s outpatient hemodialysis units as well as its corporate office in Shaker Heights. The projects have upgraded patient experience, improved caregiver workflow / workstation configurations and developed a recognizable brand that conveys the CDC mission.

 

 

Brookdale Senior Living’s Westlake Village Renovation

brookdale_westlake3Perspectus was selected to create a new 32-bed Memory Care Facility for Westlake Village. Located on a tight site with views in all directions, this facility is the prototype for the owner/operator.

The concept features resident rooms surrounding a core of large open activity, dining and living rooms and wide corridors that define clear circulation paths and good sight lines.

brookdale_westlake4At the heart of the building is a Country Kitchen that serves as an informal gathering area for residents and staff.

Natural light is brought into the interior through an outdoor courtyard and clerestory windows.

The resident rooms are designed to allow maximum visibility for staff to see residents by shifting the resident toilet rooms to the rear of the unit.