Plunkett Raysich Architects, Riverside Terrace

Riverside Terrace – Beloit, Wisconsin
Plunkett Raysich Architects – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Type of Facility/Setting: Assisted Living

Facility Contact: Dave Bolen, VP of Finance

Firm: Plunkett Raysich Architects, (414) 359-3060

Design Team: Kim Dale Hassell, Partner-in-Charge; Larry Schneider, Project Manager; Ron Lambert, Project Architect; Rebecca Marrara, Senior Interior Designer

Photography: J. Morrill, J/J Images

Resident Capacity: 24 units

Space/Resident (sq. ft.): 1,040

Total Area (sq. ft.): 25,000

Total Cost (excluding land): $2,325,000

Cost/Sq. Ft.: $93

Completion: May 2001

Upon entering Riverside Terrace, occupants are greeted by a parlor area and a grand piano. Directly ahead is a common library area with extensive woodwork and a computer station for resident use. Visible through the library is the common dining room with a fireplace.

Seating alcoves were introduced along passages to provide spaces for impromptu gathering, rest and resident decoration for holidays. Resident entries have recessed doorways and niches that allow individualization of each one. Resident rooms incorporate places for personalization, as well, such as above the kitchen cabinets. Resident rooms are grouped in neighborhoods of 12, and the facility is planned for an additional neighborhood of 12 apartments.

Other elements of this design include a Florida Room, outdoor gathering spaces and porches, activity room or private dining room, and a beauty shop with a spa. The spa was carefully designed to provide accessible bathing in a noninstitutional setting.

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