Mother Angeline McCrory Manor
With the baby boom generation aging, there has been a tremendous need for skilled nursing facilities that provide a safe and inviting environment. Owned by the Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm in cooperation with the Diocese of Columbus, the facility was designed to inspire a home-like feeling. The structure is a four-story precast floor system bearing on masonry walls. Connected by walkways are a steel framed chapel and a wood framed residence to house the Carmelite Sisters. The Manor was built on caisson foundations and utilized high-strength masonry units. As the project engineer, SMBH faced several challenges including a steep roof slope for the chapel and an exposed structure city scene gathering space.
An additional challenge included incorporating open community spaces on the first floor with masonry bearing walls on the above floors. Understanding that early coordination is critical for projects with heavy structures like this one, SMBH held several planning meetings with other members of the design and construction team to ensure the design was as efficient as possible.