Atmore, AL
Project Size and Construction Cost
Area: 59,277 GSF
General Description
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians wanted to create a home for their elders on tribal land. The design includes four assisted living homes, an entrance canopy, courtyards, dining, a coffee shop, a business center, a quilting room, and a resident laundry. There are 24 1-bedroom apartments, 8 2-bedroom apartments, and 2 guest rooms. The complex also serves elders who live nearby with a dining room for 100 people which is used for dining and recreational entertainment venues. The architectural concept is inspired by Creek tribal heritage and the elements of nature. The structure is rough sawn timbers with a vaulted ceiling, exposed wood decking, stone siding, and a central living/recreation structure with a large fireplace that is a focal point of the complex. The courtyards, which are surrounded by houses and common spaces, provide a protected environment with gardens, walks, seating, and gathering areas with a fountain and fire pit.

Sherlock, Smith & Adams provided programming, architecture and engineering, landscape architecture, interior design and furniture/artwork consultation.