Warm Springs, Georgia
Client: Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation & GFSIC
Completion Date: September 2008
Program: A new two-story, 33,500-square-foot rehabilitation center that consolidates outpatient services, which had been scattered among existing buildings on the institute's campus. The gym and lobby span both levels; the first floor includes a diabetic foot clinic and a physicians' clinic. The second floor houses a seating and mobility clinic, a rehab technology office, a wheelchair shop, and an orthotics and prosthetics clinic and fabrication workshop.
Design Concept and Solution: Charged with building a new gateway to the campus, the architects wanted the design to echo the institute's early-20th-century brick-and-column buildings while gesturing to the technological advancements of modern rehabilitative medicine. They also aimed to create an uplifting environment for outpatients, allowing them to navigate the building independently and enjoy the landscape and nearby creek. The Stanley Beaman & Sears team chose brick that matches the original, and their steel-columned walkways riff on the columns of the campus buildings. A tensile fabric canopy at Blanchard Hall's entrance both recalls the institute's old porticoes and evokes the technology of modern prosthetics and orthotics with its threaded steel rods and steel cables. Inside, the two-story lobby and gym—bounded by glass on two and three sides, respectively—maximize natural light and views to the tree-lined creek. To further bring nature into patients' routines, the architects connected Blanchard Hall with the parking lot via a wheelchair-accessible bridge spanning the stream.
Total construction cost: $6.8 million
Gross square footage: 33,500 sq.ft.
Stanley Beaman & Sears
180 Peachtree St., NW; Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Project Architect: Portia Ellis, RA
Furniture Coordinator: Ina Sherman
Furniture Coordinator: Trey Champion, IIDA, ASID
Architect of record: Stanley Beaman & Sears
Interior designer: Stanley Beaman & Sears
Structural: Stan D. Lindsey and Associates, LTD.
MEP: Nottingham Brook & Pennnington
Geo Technical: Geo-Hydro Engineers
CAD system, project management, or other software used:
Curtain wall Glazing System: Uneeda Glass Co.
Concrete: Classic Concrete Forming, LLC
Steel: Contractors Steel Supply
Metal Panel Cladding: Miller-Clapperton Partnership
EIFS: Sto. Corp.
Water Proofing: Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing
Suspension grid: Celotex, Chicago Metallic
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:
Plastic laminate: Formica, Nevamar, Pionite
Special surfacing: Nevamar, Wilsonart, Pionite
Add any additional building components or special equipment that made a significant contribution to this project:
Pre-Engineered Bridge Structures: EnWood Structures