Community Living Center Replacement

Perry Point, MD

BKM provided m/e/p design services for a new 155-bed community living center that includes a kitchen, dining rooms, lounges, offices, physical therapy rooms consisting of a hydro-therapy suite, pharmacy, and a convenience store on a waterfront site.

The project includes resident-centered care principles outlined in VA’s long-term care delivery model and provides veterans with nursing-home care in the context of a care community centered on resident’s needs. The center is based on the new VA design guide for community living centers. The guide incorporates greenhouse and small house concepts, as well as planetree concepts, to provide a more welcoming environment for the residents.


The buildings are organized into individual "households" with 12 residents each in a homelike environment that encourages meaningful relationships among residents and staff. Common areas such as therapy, adult daycare, and other support functions are provided in each household to encourage resident interaction. The project includes a geothermal well field to provide a renewable source of heating/cooling for the facility.

Project Details

  • Client Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Perry Point
  • Size 160,000 SF
  • Cost $66 M
  • Beds 155
  • Architect Polt Design Group, Inc.