Beckman House is a new assisted living facility for adults with mental health challenges. The proposed building is sited on a narrow strip of property adjacent to the existing facility. The narrow lot is tucked behind the existing building and presents both design challenges and opportunities for providing access, aesthetic viewpoints from the street and exterior amenity spaces for the tenants.
The design provides 20 assisted living units with ample amenity spaces including fireside lounges, casual break-out areas and a learning kitchen. The two storey exterior envelope is massed to complement the existing neighborhood character while incorporating modern metal, glass and masonry materials for fresh contemporary accents. The building is pursuing LEED Gold accreditation.