Posted July 21, 2016 in News
Baptist Life Communities (BLC), Northern Kentucky’s largest non-profit provider of senior healthcare, housing and services, formally broke ground on their new state-of-the-art facility on July 11. The $46 million project is located on a 10-acre site in the heart of Alexandria, the fastest-growing community in Campbell County, Kentucky, and is expected to be completed in two phases.
The ceremony, which featured an address by Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, included local officials, BLC board members and executives, as well as representatives from c.c. hodgson architectural group and The Weitz Company.
“The design opportunity for Seasons at Alexandria was that the site was a blank canvas where we could create our own context that in the purest way captures the cultural essence of Baptist Life Communities – a community, not an institution,” said Cornelia Hodgson, the executive architect as part of her remarks during the groundbreaking. “Whole-person wellness – engaging the mind, body, and soul – are design elements found throughout the campus.”
Inspired by rustic Italian villas, connectivity is a central theme throughout the campus with the village plaza distinctly at the heart of the community, surrounded by assisted living, skilled care, and memory care buildings as part of the first phase. Connections to nature are also part of the experiential design, helping with orientation and wayfinding.
A unique aspect of this project is the use of Integrated Project Delivery, one of the first senior living projects to fully adopt this strategy. This transformational process encourages early collaboration to optimize results,