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Chateau Resort Senior Community, Creative Adaptation Inc.
Arcadia, CA
The Chateau Resort Senior Wellness Community at Spring Valley Lake
Integrated community.
Senior community with running rivers and mountain views.
Continuing care community with COVID-19 design adaptations
Designed by HED, the Chateau Resort Senior Wellness Community is a continuing care retirement community located in the Spring Valley Lake community of Victorville, CA. The approximately 17-acre site is directly west of the Mojave Narrows Regional Park with desert and mountain views and consists of five buildings including a skilled nursing facility, assisted living, independent living, a commons building, and a medical office building. Architecturally, the buildings are a mix of contemporary, mid-century, and mission style, connected by a series of outdoor plazas, which feature room for a swimming pool, outdoor activity areas, flower garden, and dining terrace.

The skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a 99-bed facility with 29 private rooms and 35 semi-private rooms, with 10 of the semi-private rooms designed to accommodate in room dialysis treatment. The assisted living building is three stories with 101 units and 101 beds, with 26 of the units in a secured memory care unit at the ground floor with access to an exterior wander garden. The units are a mixture of one bedroom and studios and the building is equipped with a bistro and theater at the ground floor lobby area. Each floor has a separate family room for activities and family gatherings, and each unit has ensuite laundry facilities and kitchenette. Other amenities include a salon, central laundry room, strategically located seating and hydration stations in the corridor.

The independent living building is directly adjacent to the assisted living building and is three stories with 58 units. The units are a mixture of two-bedroom, one bedroom, and studios and contain kitchen with stove and ensuite laundry facilities. At the ground floor is an open concept reception and lobby with a sport lounge opening onto the central plaza.

The Chateau Resort Community is integrated into the Spring Valley Lake community and the regional park though its proximity to both, but more importantly by providing amenities available for use by the broader community. The commons building interfaces and integrates with the broader Spring Valley Lake Community by providing a restaurant, market, salon, and training/event center all catering to the Chateau Resort community and the Spring Valley Lake community. The second floor contains an outpatient rehabilitation clinic with facilities for pain management, audiology, speech pathology, massage therapy, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. The medical office building contains five different clinics including primary care, urgent care, behavioral health, interventional and diagnostic testing, a pharmacy on the ground floor, and chronic dialysis and ambulatory surgery on the second floor.
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The assisted and independent living facilities both feature pandemic-related strategies to protect resident health, including: each unit has ensuite dining for private meals; each unit also has its own HVAC systems helping limit the potential spread of contaminants through the building; PPE distribution closets located throughout the building on each floor; the ground floor theater has been provided with an outside access to allow the room to be used as a mediator for visitors when restrictions are in place limiting visitors entry to the building; and the HVAC system is planned to have high supply air and low return air to create a one directional flow of air moving particulates to the floor, ultraviolet treatment of the return air as well as hepa filters.
Pandemic-related strategies have been employed specifically for the skilled nursing facility, including: each patient room is equipped with an ensuite bathroom; each patient room has an entry alcove with room for PPE storage, hazardous waste, and donning and doffing as well as a lavatory; a central PPE storage room is provided with distribution closets throughout the facility conveniently located in the patient room wings; private patient rooms are located near exterior entry points to allow for sick patients to be grouped in separate wings with convenient access to the outside; the plan is designed to allow for unidirectional flow of staff and supplies when necessary; the Rehab gym has been provided with an outside access to the street to allow the room to be used as a mediator for visitors when restrictions are in place limiting visitors entry to the building; and the HVAC system is planned to have high supply air and low return air to create a one directional flow of air moving particulates to the floor, ultraviolet treatment of the return air as well as hepa filters and a system that segregates smaller groups of rooms into mini systems helping to limit the potential spread of contaminants throughout the building.
Project Data
The Chateau Resort Senior Wellness Community 2020-06422-000
Creative Adaptation Inc.
Arcadia, California
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
50,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • Bruce Macpherson
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Market Sector Leadership
  • Eric Goldberg
    AIA, LEED Green Assoc.
    Associate Principal
    Project Management
Senior community with running rivers and mountain views.
Chateau Resort Senior Community, Creative Adaptation Inc.
Arcadia, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Integrated community.