Wayne County Assisted Living Facility|
Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc.
217 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
Total Square Feet: 20,975
Construction Period: June 2001 to June 2002
General Contractor: Brindley Construction Group, LLC - 747 West College Street, Pulaski, TN 38478
Structural Engineer: KSI Structural Engineers - 210 25th Avenue North, #1210, Nashville, TN 37203
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Power Management Corporation
- 1616 17th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212
Landscape Architect: Littlejohn Engineering Associates, Inc.
- 1935 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212
On a three-acre hill overlooking Waynesboro, Tennessee is the new Wayne County Assisted Living Facility. Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc. utilized their Turn/KEY project delivery approach, which is a form of design/build, in designing the 28-bed facility with the option of increasing its capacity to 40 beds. Four of the 28 living units are fully ADA compliant with the option of converting more units with minimal alteration.
Located adjacent to the existing nursing home, the building is a full-service facility. It includes a full commercial kitchen with an adjacent buffet style serving area that is open to the large multi-use dining area. The dining space, located at the center of the building, invites residents and visitors to gather around the main fireplace while enjoying views of the rolling hills and natural daylight that pours in from the surrounding large windows. A large partially covered deck just off the main dining space gives an excellent view of sunsets. This theme of natural daylight extends down the two main residential corridors. The individual suite entrances are recessed from the corridor in groups of four under the skylights creating a front porch atmosphere. Nurse stations located in each wing of the building are staffed full-time and are equipped with a nurse call system that is tied into each living unit and telephone/intercom system. Large whirlpool tubs are also located in private rooms behind each nurse station. Other amenities include: a beauty parlor, laundry facilities, living room style lobby area and a conference room.
The "V" shaped layout of the facility minimized the need for cut and fill by wrapping around the existing hill, which creates easy access to the well-lighted surface parking lot. The site was sculpted to allow for the potential expansion by continuing the linear form of each wing of the building.
The low profile elevations feature brick veneer, painted ship-lap fiber cement board siding, vinyl windows and asphalt composite shingles, which add to the residential feel of the community.
The rooms are equipped with kitchenette casework and sink with room for a small under-counter refrigerator. The rooms can accommodate up to two double-size beds to increase capacity. The toilet rooms feature vanity sinks and base cabinets, shower units and toilets with ADA grab-bars. Each living unit has a covered outdoor space that is either an elevated wood deck or a brick enclosed patio.
Mechanical equipment is kept out of site by centrally locating it in a lower level mechanical room. The public spaces of the facility are separated into three separate HVAC zones, the common spaces of each of the two wings and the main central area, while thru-wall HVAC units serve the individual living units. The facility is equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler system and central fire alarm system.
As part of the Turn/KEY approach GHP also took responsibility for selecting, purchasing, arranging, and installing all furnishings and equipment in the building. By utilizing the Turn/KEY approach GHP was able to quickly and cost effectively deliver to the owner a facility that reinforced the sense of tranquil residential living, and provided architectural, interior design and construction management services all under one contractual agreement.
DIV 06: Siding: Louisiana Pacific.
DIV 09: Vinyl: Armstrong Medtec; Carpet: Mohawk, Queen; Base: Roppe.