Hobbs+Black Architects recently attended the Grand Opening ceremonies for the new memory care community Symphony at Centerville in Dayton, Ohio. There was a lovely jazz trio, catered food and drink, a wonderful tour and many smiling faces. Hobbs+Black Architects is pleased to have been the architect for this new project which serves the Dayton, Ohio region.
The new community is comprised of 56 private apartments and 4 semi-private apartments arranged into two neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has an activity room with a light-filled vaulted ceiling, an elegant dining room and staff support spaces. There is also a large shared activity room which is also used for games and movies. The building surrounds a 12,000 sf courtyard complete with walking path, areas of respite, and active planting beds. The large shared activity room has a covered exterior porch ideal for sitting in the shade while spending time outdoors. The activity rooms in each neighborhood also provides a connection to the outdoors, providing a looping walk path both outdoors and indoors.
The building is 1-story, wood construction and I-2 occupancy. The exterior design includes cultured stone and brick focal walls with horizontal siding over brick wainscot for the larger sections of wall. The entrance has a curved metal roof porte-cochere to facilitate passenger drop-off. Each apartment is equipped with an attached bathroom, including shower accommodations. Climate control is provided through individual packaged vertical units in each room.
This project was developed in partnership between Capital Health Group and The Douglas Company, who was also the design-builder.