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  Hope Assisted Living & Memory Care CenterHope Assisted Living & Memory Care Center

Pate Design Group, Inc.
4168 Abbotts Bridge Road, #200, Duluth, GA 30097

General Description

Location: Dacula, Georgia
Date Bid: Sep 2010
Construction Period: Nov 2010 to Oct 2011
Total Square Feet: 38,221  Site: 3.5 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 38,221; total, 38,221 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 33’5 1/2”; total, 33’5 1/2”.
Basic Construction Type: VA/New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: Brick.
Roof: Asphalt shingles. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Trillium Structures, Inc. - 1255 Buford Highway, #201, Suwanee, GA 30024
General Contractor: McMichael#s Construction Co., Inc. - 90 Almon Road, Covington, GA 30014
Mechanical Engineer: Granade Engineering Group - 12345 Greenmont Walk, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Electrical Engineer: Lastinger & Associates, Inc. - 6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, #401, Duluth, GA 30097
Civil Engineer: Quality Civil Designs - 4168 Abbotts Bridge Road, #200, Duluth, GA 30097

The Schoepf brothers have long been involved in the senior care business. The family built the first private Assisted Living facility in Georgia more than 25 years ago. Since that time the brothers have been involved in all phases of senior care development all across the Southeast and beyond.

One of the current areas of need in the senior world is for dedicated memory care centers. This is one of the fastest growing segments of the field and George and Earl Schoepf have undertaken the challenge to provide ground breaking care in specially designed facilities in this arena. The design team, headed by Kirby E. Pate, AIA of Pate Design Group, has extensive experience in working in the senior care business and has worked with the brothers on many occasions.

The Hope Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed for Assisted Living and Memory Care. It specifically helps those troubled with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The building is purposefully designed to respond to the unique needs of residents as they experience the various stages of memory care issues.

The Center has four separate wings, or "Villages", that house people in various stages of memory loss. Each wing groups the residents that are in similar phases of the disease together, so that they are allowed specialized care from staff trained in the specifics of each phase. This method is what the Hope Concept is based upon, along with monitoring new medications and therapies, therefore providing a better quality of life when a cure is discovered.

The Center will serve as a prototype for the development of additional facilities throughout the Southeast. The building is situated on a multi-acre site and the architecture reflects a residential atmosphere to help the residents feel as at home as possible. There are four communities each with common spaces, kitchen and dining areas, and exterior courtyards. Each community can accommodate 16 residents for a total of 64 units. The main public spaces of the Center include family visiting areas, a private dining room, hair salon, commercial kitchen, meeting/dining room for larger group functions, and administrative areas.

Product Information
Brick: Cherokee Brick
Paint: Benjamin Moore
Decorative Surfaces: Pionite
Asphalt Shingles: GAF
Flooring: Mannington, Shaw Carpet, J & J Invision, Crossville Ceramics, American Olean
Windows: Jeld-Wen, Andersen
Lighting: Finelight, Daybrite

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