The Center at Lowry Skilled Nursing Facility  |  Denver, Colorado

This 96-bed Skilled Nursing Facility was developed to bring a new take on a post-acute care facility. The client’s vision was for a place where patients are not long-term residents, but individuals looking to recover and get back to a normal healthy lifestyle in a setting more like at a refined getaway retreat rather than a typical rehabilitation center. Situated on an urban medical campus that was formerly an Air Force base, the building’s exterior reflects that past with an industrial sophistication. Inside, the facility has a contemporary housing feel with high end finishes. Reuse materials, including the metal ceilings, and a warm neutral palette interspersed with vibrant pops of color evoke the character of an urban loft. Welcoming, inviting, social spaces for the patients was key design goal, one that was met by a dining area feels like a cozy restaurant and the lounge spaces contain lush and comfortable décor. This 76,700 s.f. facility also houses a therapy gym, a large therapy garden, an ADL suite, and a salon.