Focus Healthcare Partners

Mansions Portfolio (4 Properties)

Focus Healthcare Partners | Mansions Portfolio (4 Properties)

Project details
Scope: Interior Redesign of Common Spaces
Exterior Refresh and New Patios / Pergolas
Unit Turns
Firm Role: Planning | SD | DD | CD | CA | FFE

PFB undertook multi-phased renovations of (4) existing Senior Living facilities in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. The project included the addition of a bistro at Sandy Springs as well as a purpose-built reception desk in its lobby. All properties received common space and corridor finish packages, unit turn specification, minor renovations, a new furniture package, and coordination with an art specialist. On the exterior, we designed new patios and pergolas as well as fenced-in, dedicated dog parks. The subject properties are The Mansions at Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Decatur, and Gwinnett, originally constructed between 2013-2017.

PFB Architects collaborated with the client to create an updated and harmonious new finish palette to compliment the existing architectural features and southern charm of the buildings.

Prior to the renovation, corridors on each floor were identical, presenting challenges for residents to find their way throughout the buildings. Our new palette mitigated these struggles by creating color-based wayfinding – each floor received its own colorway of carpet with complimentary accent walls highlighting unit entries and architectural features such as the archways in the larger central corridor, where senior-friendly seating groups were added for impromptu gatherings and rest zones.

Existing lobbies were visually overstimulating, with a cacophony of pattern and accessories. Furniture was not senior-friendly, with seat heights too tall and seat cushions too soft. A small area of ceramic tile at the main entry was not large enough to prevent wear and tear on the carpeting from inclement weather.

The renovation included creating a clear circulation pattern from the front door, with new ceramic tile subdividing the carpeted seating areas from the entryway. New senior-friendly furniture in calming, coordinated patterns create a welcoming introduction to the property. Existing light fixtures were replaced with modern LED fixtures, and a thoughtfully-curated selection of minimal accessories and artwork round out the space.

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