The Pines – Rolling Meadows Retirement Center

Wichita Falls, Texas

The Pines is a 23,000 s.f. Assisted Memory Care Unit with 22 beds for persons with various stages of memory loss. This is the third major project SLA has completed for Rolling Meadows. Being a very modern and state of the art facility, the architecture complements and enhances the existing campus theme. Large expanses of glass and light wells via dormers bring natural light to the interior space. Large overhangs and canopies provide covered pathways as well as protection from the summer sun. A unique Meditation Garden was designed in collaboration with the nationally recognized landscape architect Jack Carman from Design for Generations, LLC. The Meditation Garden provides a quiet area for peace and the enjoyment of nature. A contemporary sun screen arbor provides outdoor shade protection from the western sun.

Interior finishes are based on a color pallet that enhances wayfinding as well as provides a comfortable homelike environment. Wood flooring with various patterns along with wood trim detailing and wainscoting enhance the interior providing a peaceful relaxing lifestyle. Large living areas include: Dining Hall, a state-of-the-art Kitchen, Living / Lounge Area, Activity Room, Garden Room, Therapy Room, and Salon. Staff support areas such as laundry, medication, and linen storage are placed strategically for optimum function. Each bedroom suite has a separate bath and all units are ADA compliant.