Oaks at Braselton, a Senior Living Community|
675 Tower Road, Marietta, GA 30060
Location: Hoschton, Georgia
Date Bid: Apr 2011 Construction Period: May 2011 to Jan
Total Square Feet: 57,601* Site: 1.483 acres.
Number of Buildings: Two: Assisted Living & Memory Care
Building Size: Assisted Living, 36,388; Memory Care, 18,513;
drop-off canopies, 2,700; total, 57,601* square feet.
Building Height: Assisted Living, 24’; Memory Care, 21’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Type V. Foundation:
Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: HardiPanel®, simulated stone.
Roof: Asphalt shingles. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls:
Wood stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Nannis & Associates, Inc. - 505 East Main
Street, Buford, GA 30518
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Oaks Development &
Construction, LLC - 327 Dahlonega Street, #201B, Cumming, GA 30040
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Engineering Design
Technologies, Inc. - 1705 Enterprise Way, #200, Marietta, GA 30067
Landscape Architect: Mondo Land Planning + Design, LLC - 425 Oak
Street, NW, Gainsville, GA 30501
The Oaks of Braselton offers seniors a well-planned assisted living
community where they can reside with independence while receiving
personalized assistance with their daily living activities.
A craftsman inspired master plan created by CDH Partners includes four
living communities: a 38,386 square foot assisted living, a 65,000
square foot independent living, 18,525 square foot memory care home, and
four 1,600 square foot independent living cottages. The interior is
organized as small homes and interconnected neighborhoods that are
bright and open and comfortable enabling the residents to meet and build
The design goal was to create a resident centered sense of place and
less of a clinical atmosphere. Therefore, each apartment was carefully
designed to encourage residents to live as independently as possible,
while providing 24-hour watchful oversight. Careful attention was also
given to keeping the design intuitive so residents could move easily
along with a greater sense of belonging, community, and security, which
are needed to maintain a higher level of well-being and a sense of
personal freedom. The Oaks of Braselton provides the highest level of
care for the residents, who are either still independent or requiring
differing levels of assistance.
Pointedly placed windows allow natural outside light to drift into the
living areas. They also provide access to exterior spaces bringing
outside views to interior public areas. The tastefully decorated homes
and landscaped grounds provide a community that residents can feel and
call their own. The project is designed with sustainable features:
responsible landscape planning, high performance, low energy and water
usage, and energy saving spray foam insulation.
The Oaks Senior Living, who is the family owned operator of the
facility, has been serving the South's senior living community since
1998. This Braselton, Georgia, location is the latest facility in a line
of successful senior living communities for this company.
"We are committed to serving with faith, knowledge, compassion, and
love," says company president Nelson Salabarria. "To achieve this
mission, we strive to create an environment that promotes physical,
social, and spiritual well-being. The design team at CDH Partners helped
us achieve this goal. Our personal commitment to dignified senior living
combined with CDH's commitment to design excellence has produced a
facility that contains well-planned spaces that are open and spacious.
This is a state-of-the-art facility that is aesthetically pleasing and
Asphalt Shingles: Atlas Roofing
Simulated Stone: Centurion
Windows: Silver Line® by Andersen Windows