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Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation, Residence Hall & Training Building

Location Warm Springs, Georgia
Project Scope
72,760 square feet
Client
GSFIC / Georgia Department of Labor

The Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation is a residential, evaluation and training facility. It serves patients with disabilities in a 24/7 residential environment providing counseling and case management services, employment development services, life adjustment services, health management services, behavioral management services, academic education, driver’s education, and therapeutic recreation. The primary objective of this facility is to prepare patients to re-enter public life through independent living.

The building structure is 72,800 gross square feet on three overall levels. It is a two-story concrete and timber-frame structure with a partial basement for back-of house and equipment spaces. The spatial program is organized around a central commons building and two adjoining residential wings. The central wing is the main arrival, registration and public zone. It includes a great hall commons, a cafe, a library, instructional classrooms and administrative areas. The two residential wings consist of a total of 155 beds in four dwelling configurations, a nursing observation and exam suite, and common lounges at the end of each hallway. The exterior spaces create places for community and offer learning opportunities. Covered porches surround the entry court, providing a shady resting place. The rear court features an amphitheatre and outdoor teaching spaces that spill out from the classrooms. Terraces off the library and cafe provide a quiet meeting place. A landscaped rain garden demonstrates water management while a planting garden provides therapy for the residents.