Cooperwood Senior Living is an 80-unit, 76,000 square foot memory-care and assisted-living community sited on the southern portion of a 16-acre site. The first-phase senior living facility anchors a coherent site masterplan which incorporates walkable commercial and retail spaces. The symbiotic planning promotes healthcare, dining, and shopping provisions for the assisted living residents and to the local community.
The project’s owner/developer provided the initial ambition for a high-quality, sustainable project by selecting a team formed around shared values and compassion for the need of housing an aging population in Flowood, Mississippi. This compassion is embodied in the architectural expression as an equally familiar and engaged relationship with resident and landscape. The building embraces – and partially bridges – a small creek that runs through the site. This posture provides resident rooms secluded landscaped views and offers vegetative filtration plantings for the stream. The bridge-building between the residential wings provides outdoor patio, dining/café, theater, and wellness spaces for both active and passive activities. The memory care portion provides a continuous circulation route allowing the residents to always make their way home, as well as an internal landscaped courtyard for outdoor adventures within a secure environment. Construction is anticipated to begin in June of 2019.