Assisted Living & Memory Care Center|
Pate Design Group, Inc.
4168 Abbotts Bridge Road, #200, Duluth, GA 30097
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.
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
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