Indiana Masonic Home Skilled Nursing and Rehab CenterFranklin, Indiana

The Indiana Masonic Home (IMH) is an assisted living facility that offers around-the-clock care and group social activities. In order to keep up with current market trends, (IMH) was looking to add a modern aesthetic and facility into a historic campus that will be efficient for staff and comfortable for residents. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf and D2 Architecture are providing the design for a $26 million, 160-room skilled nursing and rehab center with long term care, memory care, hospice, and transitional care rooms.

Flexible use rooms and units are being incorporated into the design that will allow the room to fit the needs for the resident. A food service solution was designed to utilize existing cooking facilities without building a freestanding kitchen. ‘Donut’ styled pods are being specifically crafted to create unit sizes established by the client. The layouts and configurations allow for different services to be moved into each ‘pod’ with minimal renovation. A central welcoming space allows visitors and residents alike to easily access the different wings of the building.

The new building and site are integrated by using filtering swales to reduce the need for an additional retention pond. Courtyards around the building are being design to serve as functional therapy spaces while being visually pleasing to residents overlooking the courtyards.