Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center

Submitted by Tyra Keene

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Project

Client: Lower Cape Fear Hospice

Location: Bolivia, United States

Completion date: 15/05/2011

Artwork budget: $2,000

Project Team

Architect

Tyra Keene

LS3P Associates Ltd.

Architect

Taylor Simms

LS3P Associates Ltd.

Other

Don Woods

Woods Engineering

Overview

The SECU Hospice House of Brunswick provides patients a comfortable and dignified place for end-of-life care in a warm, familiar setting. The owner requested that the facility have a “coastal farmhouse” feel, and designers incorporated simple and elegant materials which recall vernacular rural forms.
The 13,400 SF facility, owned by the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, includes 7 bedrooms, a family kitchen and dining room, small family gathering spaces, and medical and administrative support spaces. Each patient room has a private outdoor patio with a covered porch, allowing outdoor use in various weather conditions.

Goals

The centerpiece of this project is the memorial wall. The wall was built to resemble the natural shoreline of North Carolina with the embedding of shells and pressed sea images into the wall. Surrounding the memorial wall and building are garden areas with plants and trees that are native to Southeastern North Carolina. The garden areas offer a sanctuary for patients and their families, employees, and other visitors to the campus. A gravel walkway enhances the natural amenities of the site and provides a peaceful place for outdoors enjoyment and self reflection.

Process

Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Inc. worked with LS3P in designing an inpatient care center with green technologies and LEED Certification in mind. The project was designed to pursue enough credits to achieve LEED Silver Certification. With design completion, plans and specifications were incorporated to include LEED Certification Requirements