Dallas-based Faulkner Design Group, an integrated interior architecture and design firm with a specialty in senior housing interior design, announced that it has been retained to provide the interior design and planning for the expansion of Westminster Manor in Austin, Texas. Westminster Manor, a senior living provider in Austin with more than 40 years experience, celebrated its expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony on February 2. Construction on this $100 million dollar expansion is slated to begin in February with occupancy planned for 2012.
The 9.3-acre campus will include 75 new one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, a new Health Care Center and new community areas. Westminster Manor has nearby access to Seton hospital, Austin restaurants and educational and cultural offerings at the The University of Texas. Perkins + Will, an international design firm, is serving as architects for the 332,750 square feet expansion to Westminster Manor.
“We could not be more pleased to be to be part of the design team for the expansion of the community,” said Adrienne Faulkner, CEO, Faulkner Design Group. “Our senior living team has worked on projects all over the U.S. and we are excited to showcase our design techniques in our home state’s capital.”
The new Health Care Center, which will be named The Arbour at Westminster Manor, will feature 55 skilled nursing rooms with the latest medical advancements to meet senior health needs. Additionally, 22 assisted living apartments and 30 skilled nursing suites with a focus on memory support are included in Westminster Manor’s expansion plans. New residences will range from 845+ square feet for one-bedroom/one- bedroom with den, to 1,120 to 1,300 square feet for two-bedroom, and 1,464 to 1,672 square feet for three-bedroom apartment homes.