Project Type: Adult Day

Senior Services Intergenerational Center for Arts & Wellness

Senior Services Intergenerational for Arts & Wellness

Workplace Architecture + Design has been working with Senior Services on the planning and
design of their new Intergenerational Center for Arts and Wellness since 2019. Planning and
research began on the groundbreaking facility by studying the benefits of intergenerational
connections and strategies to implement them within a facility. Centering around a new home
for the Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center and a new preschool/childcare facility for
Family Services, the project has integrated a number of local partners to cohabitate within a
single one-of-a-kind facility to offer community programs that benefit older adults and younger
adults–providing services focused around arts and wellness, for a wholistic approach to health
and wellbeing.
The complexity of the project revolves around creating a cohesive facility with a number of
organizations operating harmoniously. Within the building is the Williams Adult Day Center,
Family Services child care, the Hispanic League, Novant Health, Winston-Salem State University,
Atrium Health Wake Forest-Baptist’s Sticht Center, Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, Second
Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, and others. The facility centers around the Main Street Concept,
which symbolizes the fact that all these partners are providing a community of services to
Forysth County residents. This is a city within a building.

Peachtree Christian Health Adult Day

In order to meet a pressing community need, Peachtree Christian Health decided to renovate their existing 18,412 square foot hospice into a state-of-the-art Life Enrichment Center to provide adult day healthcare services to the greater Atlanta population. Based on our unique experience with the design of adult day health centers, Peachtree Christian Health retained Workplace Architecture + Design to help bring their new vision to life .Coupled with a renovation of the existing facility, three additions, totaling just over 6,000 square feet, were added to bring the building to 24,458 square feet. Merging a unique building shape, the additions serve to expand and connect the two wings of the facility to create ample programming space–including two Activity Kitchens, a renovation of the existing commercial kitchen,a spa, health and wellness areas, educational and training zones, and flexible use space. The central ‘Neighborhood’ addition not only serves as a large multi-purpose space for events and programming, but also helped to create an enclosed courtyard, where horticultural and exercise activities take place.The three additions were designed to merge with and maximize the use of the existing facility, while bringing in ample natural light deep into the building, all to create a facility of health, growth, and enrichment. Peachtree Christian Health took an existing hospice facility and renovated it–including three infill additions–into a new Adult Day Care facility, providing services for both older and younger adults. The three additions included two new activity kitchens and a multi-purpose room, amongst other administrative functions. The renovations maintained the character of the original building while adding value and new functional life to the facility. Our team was responsible for the full design, construction administration, and furniture-related services.

Shelby Life Enrichment Center

Workplace Architecture + Design (Workplace) worked with the management of the Life Enrichment Center (Owner), a private non-profit organization in Shelby, NC, to develop a statement of Facility Program requirements for the planning of a new Adult Day Care and Health Services Center. The programming effort included multiple days spent on site with the amazing team of staff, learning how they do “whatever it takes” to serve their daily participants. Shelby LEC became the first LEED certified Adult Day Health Center in the US.

North Wilkesboro Adult Day Health Center

Workplace Architecture + Design (Workplace) provided design services for all interior spaces within the new Adult Day Health Center located in a renovated retail building. Scope of work involved finish selections and specifications, signage selection and specifications, furniture selection and specification, installation documentation and contract administration for all areas.

Senior Services Headquarters

This 30,000 SF facility created a new home for this private non-profit organization devoted to helping the elderly live with dignity through a variety of community and volunteer based programs.

The facility program included headquarters office space, program and educational spaces, a volunteer lounge and fitness center, and a Meals-On-Wheels packing and meal delivery center. The entrance to this space begins to tell the story of Senior Services, a private non-profit agency serving the needs of the elderly in the Triad area. Moving to their new 30,000 square foot facility and consolidating several locations gave them the opportunity to strengthen their identity in the community. Distancing the rotunda reception area from the entrance, and angling the wall, gave the designers the opportune space for graphics to communicate the spirit of the agency and recognize their supporters.

The skylit rotunda makes a physical link between the three primary functions – office and support space, community education space, and volunteer center, while the timeline wall makes an emotional link to all generations who visit the facility.