Huntsville, Alabama
Project Size and Construction Cost
278,842 GSF and $28 million
General Description
Sherlock, Smith & Adams was selected by the Redstone Military Retirement Association to design a continuing care community for the seniors of the greater Huntsville area. Phase One of the 82-acre project are homes in one- and two- bedroom configurations consisting of 88 independent living apartments, 20 independent living villas, 55 assisted living apartments, and 40 skilled nursing beds. Common areas include dining, social gathering, recreation and other enrichment activities for the residents. Administrative and support facilities will also be provided.

The facility is residential in nature, intended to provide each resident a comfortable, safe, and aesthetically pleasing environment to live and enjoy private and community life. Exterior brick and lap siding materials are articulated with columns, windows, doors and trim. Roofs are primarily sloped with residential shingles. Dormers are used for ventilation and ornamentation on the roof. A warm and elegant palette of colors and texture are used.

The facility has main entries to the residential and assisted living/skilled nursing areas of the facility. This provides a distinct identity for each resident group and for visitors. The residential entry is located facing northeast with a view down the wooded hillside toward another ridge. The views from the veranda above the main entry and many of the residential apartments include spectacular vistas of Huntsville.

The entire facility is designed to accommodate growth of the resident population. The facility is designed to allow future expansion of both the residential and assisted living wings, while providing the infrastructure for this anticipated growth in the support areas of the facility in Phase One.