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
PH: 404-524-2200


Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation & GFSIC

Stanley Beaman & Sears
180 Peachtree St., NW; Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30303
PH: 404-524-2200

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Principal in Charge, Director of Design:  Betsy Beaman, AIA

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

Civil & Landscape:  Jordan Jones & Goulding

Structural:  Stan D. Lindsey and Associates, LTD.

MEP: Nottingham Brook & Pennnington

Cost Estimating: Rodgers Construction Consultants

Geo Technical: Geo-Hydro Engineers

General contractor:
Bailey Harris Construction Co., Inc.

Jim Roof Creative, Inc.
3855 Bridlewood Drive
Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: 770.476.8553
Fax: 770.623.1307
Email jim@jimroofcreative.com

CAD system, project management, or other software used:
Bently Microstation



Exterior cladding
Masonry: Masonry Services

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.

Elastomeric Membrane: Firestone

Water Proofing: Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing

Glass: PPG & Guardian

Uneeda Glass Co.
Horton Automatics

Metal doors: Kewanee

Fire-control doors, security grilles: Won-Dor Corp.

Horton Automatics
Accuride, Epco Hardware, Mockett

Interior finishes
Acoustical ceilings: Celotex, Chicago Metallic

Suspension grid: Celotex, Chicago Metallic

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: 
Cabinets by Design

Paints and stains:
Merna Painting
Sherwin Williams

Plastic laminate: Formica, Nevamar, Pionite

Special surfacing: Nevamar, Wilsonart, Pionite

Carpet: Shaw

Office furniture:

Reception furniture:

Arc Com

Elevators/Escalators: Thyssen Krupp


Add any additional building components or special equipment that made a significant contribution to this project: 
Tensile Fabric Canopy Structure:  Span Systems

Pre-Engineered Bridge Structures: EnWood Structures