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The Pines at Rolling Meadows Retirement Community

SLA Architects

Posted: April 17, 2018 | Projects

The Pines is a 23,000-square-foot assisted memory care unit with 22 beds for persons with various stages of memory loss. This is the third major project SLA Architects has completed for Rolling Meadows. 

The architecture of this state-of-the-art facility complements and enhances the existing campus theme. Large expanses of glass and light wells via dormers bring natural light to the interior spaces. Expansive overhangs and canopies provide covered pathways, as well as protection from the summer sun. A unique meditation garden was designed in collaboration with the nationally-recognized landscape architect Jack Carman, from Design for Generations, LLC. The meditation garden provides a quiet area for peace and harmony with nature. A contemporary sunscreen arbor structure provides outdoor shade protection from the late afternoon western sun.

Interior finishes are based on a color pallet that enhances wayfinding, and provides a comfortable homelike environment. Wood flooring of various patterns with wood trim detailing and wainscoting enhance the interior, imparting a peaceful, relaxing lifestyle. 

Large living areas include a communal dining hall, an ultramodern kitchen, a living/lounge area for socialization and relaxation, an activity room for exercise, a garden room, a therapy room, and a complete salon. 

Staff support areas – such as laundry, medication, and linen storage – are strategically placed for optimum function. Each bedroom suite has a separate bath, and all units are ADA compliant.

The architecture brings this assisted memory care facility to life by providing plenty of warm, natural sunlight to enlighten dimming memories, along with its meditation garden for patients and caregivers.


Building Envelope: R-Max Thermasheath-3
Roofing: CertainTeed
Interior: USG
Windows: Jeld-Wen
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Flooring: Shaw


SLA Architects
2004 Quail Creek Drive, #200
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Structural Engineer 
JQ Engineering, LLP (Frm. Baldauf Herrin & Assoc.)
100 Glass Street
Dallas, TX 75207

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Baird, Hampton & Brown, Inc.
6300 Ridglea Place, #700
Fort Worth, TX 76116

General Contractor
Trinity Hughes Construction
1912 Loop 11
Wichita Falls, TX 76306

Location: Wichita Falls, Texas
Date Bid: Sep 2015
Construction Period: Jan 2016 to Apr 2017          
Total Square Feet: 23,142
Site: 3.02 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 23,142; total, 23,142 square feet.  
Building Height: First floor, 32′; total, 32′.  
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade, grade beam on spread footings. 
Exterior Walls: Brick.
Roof: Asphalt shingles. 
Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

View full project details in magazine issue March-April 2018