Consisting of three joined buildings - Sanders (built in 1931), Stearns (built in 1970), and MacConnell (built in 1997), Sullivan County Health Care (SCHC) is a long term care and physical rehabilitation center that is home to over 150 residents. SCHC's renovation and revitilization is the largest undertaking of Sullivan County's Capital Improvement Plan.
The renovation's goals are to improve resident spaces meeting today's expectations and regulatory guidelines by creating a more home-like environment to support positive resident outcomes, as well as address deferred maintenance needs of the aging facilities. Resident rooms will be reconfigured to give every resident a window, increased number of private bathrooms and showers, efficient work spaces for staff, and enhanced spaces for families to visit. A new addition will replace the existing Sanders building and allow for flexible furniture layouts and improved energy efficiency, something that could not be accomplished with a renovation of the nearly 90-year old structure. The project will also improve energy efficiency with window replacements in Stearns, as well lighting upgrades and a building energy management system throughout the entire facility.
View a short "fly-by" video showing the massing of the conceptual design. Massing shows the structure in 3D, so that the designer and others can visualize the size and form of the project.