Red Deer, Alberta
Villa Marie is a 100-bed supportive living facility located by Clearview Market Square in northeast Red Deer. FWBA Architects assisted Covenant Health in assessing and locating a site adjacent to commercial area and a major artery, but within a mixed density residential neighbourhood featuring a new school. The land is large enough to support parking, gardens and future expansion. Of note, FWBA demonstrated our service flexibility and ability to adapt rapidly by adjusting the design post-tender, to accommodate a new request for much larger component of dementia care than initially planned. This was coordinated smoothly with permitting and managing any significant cost increase. The bright open facility conveys a sense of warmth and welcome, and has become a facility cherished not only by residents but also as a focal point for the community as a whole.