Wellbrooke of Westfield is receiving national recognition for its “urban lodge” aesthetic and design. The award was announced earlier this month at the Healthcare Environment Awards in San Diego. The assisted living facility in Westfield is being honored in the long-term care/assisted living category.
“We are thrilled that this project was recognized by Contract Magazine and The Center for Health Design,” stated Rob Bray, AIA, project manager at American Structurepoint.
Bray, along with senior architectural designer Tim Wise, worked with Indiana-based Mainstreet to develop a design concept for Wellbrooke of Westfield. Mainstreet was looking for an innovative approach to a transitional care center. The result was a hospitality-inspired design with an urban-lodge atmosphere and a sophisticated flare.
“The design of Wellbrooke of Westfield represents a point in time where the focus of the health care industry has merged with service and hospitality,” Wise stated. “Our goal as a collective team of industry leaders was to create facilities that provide exceptional health and wellness services while not sacrificing a high-level of care and design aesthetic.”
Officials said the design creates spaces that engage all the senses and created a hotel experience, bringing interactive spaces into central locations, such as the café, pub and dining facilities that rival restaurant service and decor.
“The hotel-like amenities create a sense of place for residents as well as nurture opportunities for social interaction and healing,” Wise stated.
Wellbrooke of Westfield features 70 private and companion suites for physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation and long-term care, as well as 30 service-rich apartments for full-time post-acute and transitional care.