Located in Shreveport Louisiana, The Glen Retirement System (TGRS) has been a regional choice for seniors because of its personal touch, consistent care and understanding of the needs of seniors. The priority for HCM was to study the existing site and to program the proposed uses, such as the location of the new IL building, circulation within the campus, a new entry sequence, and interactive ponds.
What resulted from this was a relocated main entry, with a gatehouse and formal brick wall and iron fence accented by extensive planting beds, acting to formally announce the entry. The new IL building, named Redbrooke, becomes the anchor to the rest of the campus by being positioned toward Flournoy Lucas Road, with strong references to historic Louisiana residential and commercial buildings seen throughout the bayou state. In addition to creating the new Independent Living building, the design team renovated the exteriors of the one-story skilled nursing and assisted living buildings that were 80’s style ranch-like buildings that had various sloping roofs with new front entries, details, and fresh paint colors that helped unify the overall campus.
Inspired by the Louisiana-specific Acadian style, French-influenced designs feature sloping, gabled roofs, dormer windows, and large covered front porches with window shutters. For materials, warm tones were used with a regional-styled brick to give it variety in color and texture.
The campus design uses natural features such as meandering walking paths, soft planting beds and a deep front setback to help ground the building. The existing campus had an antiquated pond element which was reformatted to divert and be easier to maintain.
Amenities include: Pathway connections used as strong organizational elements. Activated walking paths with benches, accent lighting, fishing piers and gardens. Memory Care internal courtyard with circular walking path and outdoor gazebo. An indoor pool, yoga room, and a variety of dining options.