Life Care Hospice
Wooster, OH
30,000 sf

When this project came in well over budget and the original architect refused to cooperate, EALLC was retained to redesign the project. We designed a project with a reduced scale which is more appropriate to a residential setting for the last week of a loved one’s life.

The facility was designed for patients and families alike, with alternative social and respite areas. Exterior materials were reduced in number and the area of the building reduced by 10%.

With a wonderful site sloping to a pond, a two-story administration and support building was nested into the hillside and a one-story patient care wing canted so that all patient rooms faced the pond. Nature was brought to each room with plant materials favored by birds and butterflies with attention to year-round color.

The building was constructed to LEED Gold standards with a rainscreen exterior, cement fiber siding and stone veneer and closed cell spray foam insulation and low/ no-VOC finish materials.