June 17, 2015

Bethany Manor Expansion

The Bethany Manor Addition & Building Renovations project involved the phased demolition, renovation, and expansion of an existing skilled nursing facility in Story City, Iowa. The complex program and design were successfully achieved while minimizing disruption to existing residents and maintaining occupancy census.

At the heart of this project was the transformation of a mid-century facility from an outdated institution-based care paradigm to a culturally relevant, neighborhood / household model that focuses on resident-centered care and creates a sense of home.

A critical component of this project was the strategic disentanglement of the original mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems which served parts of the building that were to remain operational during demolition. The design team worked in conjunction with the Construction Manager to chart a path that minimized disruptions to the building’s occupants.