Presbyterian Homes of Georgia set out to develop a senior living campus in Athens, GA, with freestanding homes, apartments for “independent living,” along with facilities for assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Early in the process it became clear that the vision and budget were misaligned. For the project to progress and meet the goals, objectives and planned opening dates, the team needed to reset and realign to address the project budget and schedule.
- Conducted a same page workshop to align team around a set of goals, build trust, and encourage collaboration.
- Provided clear decision-making tree for clarifications and approvals to drive efficiency.
- Facilitated communication and conflict resolution to enhance solutions-driven results in the best interest of the client.
- Led the design and construction teams in an aggressive value analysis/value engineering effort to reduce costs while meeting the program requirements and maintaining quality and functionality.
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia opened Presbyterian Village Athens, the first Life Plan Community of its kind in the area, as originally planned in the Spring of 2021 to hundreds of seniors in Athens, Georgia. Due to intentional collaboration and careful planning, our client was able to respond adequately to the strong demand and add additional residences to its original construction plan with a total of 216 independent living residences and additional 100 residences for Assisted Living, Memory Support, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation on the campus – all despite the challenges presented in constructing during a global pandemic. Filling a crucial need, this property also provides the new generation of seniors a number of amenities, including walking trails, a fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, an indoor saltwater pool, pub and billiards room, hair salon, and multiple dining venues.