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BLOG: Cambridge Manor – An Integrated Health Environment

November 12, 2019
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This care campus will integrate living and learning to enhance quality of life for seniors through a flexible design that enables resident choice and continuity of care for a true aging-in-place facility.

Project Overview

Committed to its people and a high standard of care, Cambridge Manor will be linked to Maple Independant Living, in Calgary's new master-planned community, University District. The care campus will integrate living, learning and a health services environment to enhance the quality of life for seniors.

The Design

The four-storey seniors campus includes 240 units providing residences for independent living through to long-term and memory care living. A centre for research on aging, tied into the University of Calgary Research on Aging Program, will use a wing of the facility as a living lab for research to provide multidisciplinary opportunities for researchers and students. This research will look at enhancing dementia care, optimizing technology, design and service systems, transitions in care for older adults, social engagement and fall prevention.

Cambridge Manor is connected to Maple via a plus-30; the connection allowing residents of both buildings to connect and share amenities, including a fitness room, hair salon, bistro, a 120-seat theatre, family dining room, gardens and courtyards; encouraging the integration of the building and its residents into the community fabric.

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S2 facilitated extensive functional programming and site master planning exercises to understand client needs, spatial relationships, density and massing.

 08 Site Plan

Client: Brenda Strafford Foundation
Location: NW community of University District, Calgary, AB
Services: Prime Consulting, Architecture, Interior Design
Number of Units: 240 (site size: 207,250 sq ft)
Completion: Spring 2020