Rural Development with Big City Expectations: Serving a Destination Mountain Resort Community


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Friday, April 28, 2023
1 pm ET, noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT



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Presented by:

Gaius Nelson, NCARB, EDAC


Nelson-Tremain Partnership

Course Description:

This session will discuss how the long-delayed vision to create living and care settings for elders within a rural destination resort community with low population and high costs/expectations was realized through a public/private partnership with a not-for profit care provider utilizing community engagement, fundraising, and innovate planning and design. This presentation of the facility planning and design concepts will demonstrate areas where community input and participation shaped the final design. These efforts resulted in the opening of an innovative, regionally sensitive facility located within a walkable town center and achieving the goal of “Making the Community Whole.”

Learning Objectives:

Learn how a public/private partnership was formed to bring elder services to an underserved but high-cost rural community.

Understand how community engagement and involvement efforts translated into a successful philanthropic campaign, resulting in community-driven design.

See how multiple stakeholder agendas can be navigated to realize the design of a meaningful and resident-focused living environment.

Appreciate how sensitive planning and design within a walkable town center can attain the goal of making the greater community whole.