Westminster Village in West Lafayette, Indiana, is a continuing care retirement community comprised of independent living apartments and homes. Services include on-site assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support care, and rehabilitative care. In 2016, the facility experienced a $45 million renovation and expansion project that encompassed the construction of three identical, three-story independent senior living apartment buildings with large open floor plans and customized home furnishings. Each building included an attached parking garage with rooftop plaza providing shared outdoor patio space. A new wellness center, connected to the existing facility via a new corridor, was also constructed and features large fitness rooms, an office suite, classrooms, locker rooms, and natatorium with therapy and lap pools. The existing facility was enhanced with a front-entry addition with large gathering space and activity room.
Primary Engineering’s role was to provide full MEP and fire protection design for all buildings and additions. The most notable design features included all LED lighting for energy savings, hybrid heat pumps for the apartment buildings, dry-system fire protection for the parking garages, and a custom rooftop natatorium HVAC unit with energy recovery wheel and all aluminum ductwork.