PRAIRIE CREEKS ASSISTED LIVING CENTER - STRASBURG, CO

FRONT ENTRY Click for larger image.
CONCEPT SKETCH Click for larger image.
FRONT VIEW Click for larger image.
FRONT VIEW Click for larger image.
SOUTH ELEVATION Click for larger image.
RESIDENT LIVING ROOM Click for larger image.
RESIDENT LOUNGE Click for larger image.
RESIDENT LOUNGE Click for larger image.
FIRST FLOOR PLAN Click for larger image.
LOUNGE CONCEPT SKETCH Click for larger image.
SUITE-A CONCEPT SKETCH Click for larger image.
SUITE-B CONCEPT SKETCH Click for larger image.
SUITE-C CONCEPT SKETCH Click for larger image.
SUITE ELEVATION CONCEPT SKETCH Click for larger image.
SUITE CONCEPT SKETCHES Click for larger image.

Mark’s increasing familiarity with seniors in the 1970' and 80's with the strong influence from his wife, a multitude of experience in single and multi-family housing, and a resume of strong design ability was sufficient to be selected for Donelson Architecture’s initial senior living project, The Prairie Creeks Assisted Living Center, in Strasburg, CO in 1994.

The challenge set forth by the Non Profit Board of Directors was to create a facility that fit the scale and character of the community. With that directive, we suggested and incorporated other unique qualities that were brought into the initial design process including: way finding features, warm material selections, security and well-being considerations, an abundance of natural light, typical residential elements, a personal scale, the inclusion of interior landscaping, private spaces, and most importantly an appearance like "home". We were able to combine our previous residential skills and growing familiarity with senior care to create a unique and successful facility.

The building exceeded the Board’s expectations. It was designed and constructed on time and within budget. It has been continually occupied with a waiting list since it’s completion.

The Board and the community were so inspired by this building, they obtained additional adjacent land and procured our services to create a "Senior Campus" with a proposed continuum of care.