THE COTTAGES, Phase 1

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
 
Project Size and Construction Cost
35,000 GSF and $7,125,000
 
General Description
The master plan consists of 12 cottages for nursing care. Phase 1 consists of two cottages (10,000 sf each), and a community building (15,000 sf). Cottages include 10 resident suites and 1 guest room, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry and other support areas. The community building includes social, recreation, and exercise spaces as well as administrative and clinical areas.
 
Features

  • Home environments for skilled nursing care
  • Campus green and gardens
  • Historical architecture to conform to the VA’s 1930s buildings
  • Sustainable design to meet USGBC Silver Level
  • Sherlock, Smith & Adams provided AE services, landscape architecture, interior design, programming and equipment planning