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Oakwood Village University Woods

Implement phasing to retain residents on campus throughout construction of the new facilities

Looking to have the entire continuum of care on its campus, Oakwood Village added a state-of-the-art, short-term rehabilitation center with a hospice unit. We led the design of this four-story building, which is nestled into the existing hillside to minimize its impact on the adjacent woodland area.

The community offers five households, with each wing comprising 12 private resident rooms, a den, a kitchen, and living and dining rooms. Shared amenities for the residents include a grab-and-go bistro, community room, library, meditation chapel and roof terraces. The wellness wing offers an extensive physical, occupational and speech therapy area, salon and spa. Healthy, healing environments extend beyond the building with green roofs and bio-retention ponds that help manage stormwater as it flows to the pond in the campus’s conservancy.

The lower level includes the service floor with central storage and receiving and a new main production kitchen for the entire University Woods campus. Back-of-house support areas for food services, trash and laundry are hidden behind two adjacent household units. The building connects via a tunnel to the existing Covenant Oaks building.