Cottage At Saint Katharine|
116 E. Sheridan, #100, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
El Reno, Oklahoma
Date Bid: June 2011 Construction Period: Sept 2011 to May
Total Square Feet: 12,000 Site: 0.7 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 12,000; total, 12,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; total, 24’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Addition.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick.
Roof: Asphalt shingles, membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: CMU, wood stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Engineering Solutions, LLC - 6801 Broadway
Extension Service Road, #215, Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Darr & Collins, LLC - 1425 N.W.
150th Street, Edmond, OK 73013
Civil Engineer: Smith Roberts Baldischwiler, LLC - 100 N.E. 5th
Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
General Contractor: Anderson & House, Inc. - 1627 W. Main Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
ADG, Inc. designed a memory care center addition to the St. Katharine
Drexel Retirement Center in El Reno. The $2.2 million memory care center
provides specialized facilities to care for residents suffering from
Completed in 2013, The Cottage at St. Katharine is a 12,000-square-foot
center that includes 16 single residential rooms, community living and
dining areas, a small kitchen, and a group activity area. The exterior
design aesthetic is consistent with the adjacent retirement center.
The comfortable, single-resident rooms are open and easy to maneuver
with ample natural lighting. The bathrooms have over-sized pocket doors,
walk-in showers and are barrier-free to accommodate various levels of
resident need. Each bathroom has a narrow, vertical window with a clear
view to the rest of the bedroom to help residents with spatial
Outside each bedroom is a built-in wooden and glass "memory box"
designed to hold personal keepsakes so that each resident can easily
identify his or her bedroom. All resident rooms open into the common
living areas on each side of the center. Crossing each bedroom doorway
is a path that is distinguished by a lighter stain in the wood floor.
The path is preferred by some residents struggling with way-finding and
it offers pattern, routine and consistency. Each common area features a
fireplace and comfortable furniture that is firm for stability and has
durable upholstery for easy maintenance.
The dining area offers tables for four that are situated under a lowered
ceiling supported by decorative columns to make it distinguishable from
the rest of the room. A seated bar forms a semi-circle around a serving
area with a sink, abundant counter space and a pass-through window to
the kitchen. Residents can prepare simple food items for themselves or
sit at the bar to participate in crafts. Nearby, there is a built-in
desk and filing nook where residents can imitate work and home-life
activities. A nurse's area and security desk is situated at the entrance
to the wing with clear sightlines of every point in the common area.
Outside of the residential area, the memory care addition offers a
private dining room so that families can come enjoy meals and private
time with their loved ones. The addition also has a laundry area with
easily accessible counters for residents who enjoy doing their own
laundry. There is also a craft and activity room that doubles as a storm
shelter where residents can be easily moved during severe weather.
St. Katharine Drexel Retirement Center is an assisted living facility
serving the community of El Reno as a ministry of Sacred Heart Parish
and is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. The 54-bed
facility provides private apartment-style living with the convenience
and safety of 24-hour access to assistance as needed.
Building Envelope: Acme Brick
Flooring: Shaw, Tandus, Karastan, Teknoflor, Congoleum,
Armstrong, Mannington, Daltile, Crossville, Allstate, Amtico
Interior: Sherwin Williams, Koroseal, Marlite, Armstrong,
Lighting: Lithonia, Gotham, Primus, Focal Point, Lightway