Oklahoma Methodist Manor
Aspects of this project:
The client, Oklahoma Methodist Manor, was faced with an aging senior campus, which included a dated nursing home and the absence of an upscale independent apartment building that could compete with other area Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC).
Rather than developing a model similar to their competitors, OMM, following smart growth principles, pursued an independent living model with exceptional amenities at a lower price point to attract a broader senior market that may not be able to afford a CCRC entry fee otherwise.
OMM hired Horizon for pre-construction services. One of the first options brought to the project was underground parking that alleviated the need for surface parking or car ports. With this shift in the concept, a new entry courtyard, terrace gardens, a walking path, and outdoor patios complete with gardens, arbors, outdoor grills and a fire pit were added to the program. A new state of the art geothermal system, with individual heat pumps in each apartment, that provided separate heating and cooling controls.