Karen Kalafat

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Morgantown, WV

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Commercial Design - Healthcare

10,000 sf - Clarksburg, WV

healthcare facility courtyard rendering
healthcare facility courtyard

Project: Design a healthcare community for dementia patients. The home is located in Clarksburg, West Virginia in a suburban area.

Design Concept: To honor the heritage of the residents, the design concept is "pioneer". The community is called The Mill Assisted Living and features a working mill water wheel in the interior courtyard for residents to enjoy.

Rough Plans: Rough plans for different areas provided ideas for how best to organize the spaces. Focus areas included the neighborhood commons, the general public space including a fitness center, and a guest unit.

neighborhood layout sketch
neighborhood layout sketch

neighborhood layout sketch
neighborhood layout sketch

neighborhood layout plan
neighborhood layout plan

public area block diagram
public area block diagram

public area layout plan
public area layout plan

public area layout plan
public area layout plan

guest unit layout sketches
guest unit layout sketches

Final Design: The final space plan evolved from the rough plans and sketches to a design that offered appropriate levels of privacy and comfort for the special residents of a dementia community.

Facility Design

floor plan
facility floor plan

external signage detail
external signage

Fitness Center Design

floor plan
floor plan

reflected ceiling plan
reflected ceiling plan

Elevations: Elevations of the fitness center feature the therapeutic elements of the restroom and massage therapy spaces.

fitness center therapy elevation
fitness center therapy elevation

fitness center elevation
fitness center elevation

Perspective: A perspective rendering of the fitness center massage room highlights the spa-like feel of the space.

fitness massage room rendering

Furniture, Fixtures and Finishes: The furniture, fixtures and finishes in the fitness center offer a soothing, healthful environment.

bath fixtures and finishes     therapy furniture, finishes & fixtures

Guest Unit Design

floor plan
floor plan

reflected ceiling plan
reflected ceiling plan

Elevations: Elevations of the guest suite feature the materials and finishes and show some of the ceiling details. There is also an elevation showing the personalized door entry for a guest unit.

guest room elevation
guest room elevation

guest bedroom elevation
guest bedroom elevation

unit entry elevation
unit entry elevation

Perspective: A perspective rendering of the guest unit shows the traditional elements of the facility's theme.

guest unit rendering

Furniture, Fixtures and Finishes: The furniture, fixtures and finishes used throughout the guest unit demonstrate the pioneering theme.

furniture, fixtures and finishes

unit bathroom finishes and fixtures

Final Boards: The layout for the presentation boards was considered to include all drawings and materials in an organized manner. Material samples were paired with their respective area drawings for cohesiveness.

board layout planning

The final presentation included the finished drawings and materials for the overall facility as well as the fitness center and a guest unit.

facility floor plan board

fitness center board

guest unit board

Project completed for healthcare course in 2008.

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