COVID-19 to impact senior design for years to come

Humanity is experiencing the most significant health challenge to our existence in a century. As COVID-19 spreads and disproportionately affects older adults, the design of senior living communities is being impacted and will be for years to come. As architects, we can design environments that enable us to be smarter about how we live together. […]

CREJ

July 26, 2020

The future of senior living design, architecture

Across Colorado and around the world, older adults have been among the hardest hit by the impacts of COVID-19. In Colorado, public health orders, prevention, response plans and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control have helped senior living owners and operators navigate this new normal in the short term. However, with seniors at such […]

CREJ

July 20, 2020

Recovery readiness in the ‘new normal’

At this point, you probably never need to hear the phrase “new normal” again, but the reality is all properties, and especially health systems’ facilities and medical office buildings, must operate differently for the foreseeable future. The details are innumerable, but it’s our duty to advise MOB investors and their tenants on recommended, fundamental operating […]

CREJ

July 12, 2020

COVID-19’s effect on mental health, future design

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which has come with record-high layoffs and isolation – and worse, the loss of loved ones – mental health services are needed now more than ever, particularly among the built environment. Yet in the peak of social distancing, mental health care facilities are having to adapt to contain the virus spread, while also meeting increased demands and taking into account considerations for future facility design.

CREJ

April 27, 2020

Highlands Ranch campus sells for $33.5 million

A sought-after three-building medical office campus in the heart of Highlands Ranch sold for $33.5 million to a real estate investment trust specializing in medical office properties. Healthcare Realty, under the name Ridgeline Medical LLC, according to public records, purchased the Ridgeline Medical Campus at 9135, 9137 and 9139 S. Ridgeline Blvd. It was sold…

Jennifer Hayes

April 13, 2020

Foundry apartments change hands in $44.1 million deal

The apartments within the newly completed Foundry redevelopment in downtown Loveland have been acquired for $44.1 million. California-based Steadfast Cos. bought the 155-unit Patina Flats at The Foundry from a partnership led by Brinkman, Patina Flats has been more than 95% leased since it was completed in August 2018 and was nearly full at the…

Jill Jamieson-Nichols

March 8, 2020

The evolution and future of outpatient facility design

Amy Dvorak, Associate AIACommunications manager, Treanor HL When Steve Carr, AIA, started working in architecture in 1977, health care was much different. Medical records were paper and care was reactive, focusing on sickness instead of preventative health. But as industries evolve, how does design adapt? Some 40 years later, Carr, principal at TreanorHL, navigates new…

CREJ

January 27, 2020

Risks from outdated electrical equipment labels

Jeffrey Engelstad, PE, MBAElectrical engineer, Encore Electric If you are responsible for a hospital, health care facility or senior housing property, you know it is vital to prioritize the health and safety of everyone in your facility. It is critical that you are aware of the most recent updates to the Institute of Electrical and…

CREJ

January 26, 2020

Fostering a healthy animal-people dynamic

Jami MohlenkampPrincipal and senior living practice leader, OZ Architecture The newest accommodations at the Senior Star at Weber Place retirement community near Chicago were built for a couple named Snowflake and Licorice, and come with excellent open-air views of the outdoors, hand-fed meals and plenty of opportunities to socialize. Snowflake and Licorice have made fast…

CREJ

January 19, 2020

Partnership yields dinosaur treasures at Wind Crest

Dave RahmProject director, Brinkmann Constructors When we started building the 84-acre Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch in 2012, there were no hints of the grand treasure that would be found underground – seven years after the ambitious project’s start. By this summer, we had completed construction of a 127,000-square foot continuing care center,…

Jennifer Hayes

October 27, 2019