Design for Aging

Gorecki Care Center Addition and Renovation, St. Cloud, MN  |  View Gallery »

Client: St. Benedict's Senior Community

The addition provides 40 new private resident rooms with kitchenettes, private shower and bathroom, operable bay window, internet access and overhead lifts system. Each floor is subdivided into two wings each with central living room and shared dining room. The building is designed for intermediate stay clients with a physical therapy suite on the floor. The existing building has been renovated to provide a deli to serve the entire campus, enlarged gift shop and new salon. The project includes three respite and two hospice rooms with enhanced finishes and care support.


Assisted Living Addition and Chapel, Monticello, MN  |  View Gallery »

Client: St. Benedict's Senior Community

The addition provides 16 units of memory care assisted living and 17 units of frail assisted living apartments. Amenity spaces were added and expanded: theater, fitness room, chapel, country store, activity and dining rooms for the residents. Site work includes a new enclosed courtyard for the residents and additional parking.


Health Center Addition, New Brighton, MN  |  View Gallery »

Client: Benedictine Healthcare System

The rehabilitation suite provides a new physical therapy clinic, household model wing of 20 private resident rooms, new main entry and administrative offices. A central chapel provides a focus for the spiritual care of all the residents. A memory care unit was created within the original building footprint. The site design incorporates native plantings and storm water filtration ponds to reduce the environmental impact of the increased impervious area on the site.