crepidoma consulting, llc
Crepidoma Consulting is a design consulting firm specializing in environments for the elderly. The firm was founded in 2006 by Jeffrey Anderzhon, FAIA, a nationally and internationally recognized expert and passionate advocate for the elderly. Crepidoma provides consulting services to care providers and designers who are searching for value, expertise and a passionate understanding of how senior living projects can create community and serve to enhance the lives of residents. Crepidoma Consulting services are primarily focused on the project's beginnings and include a process that results in a thorough client understanding of the financial and market sustainability, the schedule and the resources required for a successful undertaking.
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Gouverneur Health Systems exterior
Skilled nursing household dining/living rooms
Skilled nursing household typical floor plan
Crepidoma Consulting served as conceptual design consultant to architect of record RMJM/Hillier for the repositioning of the skilled nursing portion of this ambulatory health facility originally constructed in the 1960's and operated by NYC Health+Hospitals and located on Manhattan's lower east side.
The original skilled layout include several large 4-person wards and the client desired a plan that was more person-oriented with private rooms. However, the existing structure was somewhat problematic as the column center-to-center dimension was restrictive. The solution was to provide four 10-person households with a unique approach to the private room design and add a small addition to each floor that provided the necessary number of bedrooms as well as an opportunity to enhance the existing façade. Each household had its own living and dining area and all the households came together in the floor's center area for community gatherings.
(Architect of Record: RMJM/Hillier)
Gouverneur sky deck/skilled nursing first level
Gouverneur finished main lobby/ground level
Typical skilled nursing household plan for 12 residents
Crepidoma Consulting provided master planning and design services for this award winning small house skilled nursing replacement on an existing life plan community campus. These services also included the modification of an existing independent living apartment building with a low census to a licensed assisted living resulting in an almost immediate fill-up.
The project consisted of an initial two 12-resident households, followed in a second phase by three additional households, each with private resident rooms and significant social and gathering space in each house. The households replicated the single family subdivision in which they abutted. Each house had a large partially covered patio that allowed entry into either a passive courtyard with a kitchen garden and appropriate landscaping, or an active courtyard where residents and grandchildren could participate in more physical activities. The final phase was the conversion of the older skilled nursing building into memory support assisted living and a large community gathering space.
Winner of the Merit Award, 2006 American Institute of Architects, Design for Aging Review.
The exterior architecture fits within the surrounding single family homes
The open plan family room, dining room and household kitchen
The more formal living room near the front entry foyer
Site plan of the small house development
Each household has a large covered patio that leads to an enclosed, accessible courtyard for residents and visitors
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