The new McClure Miller VNA Respite House is inspired and driven by their mission: to offer a comforting, peaceful environment and to provide state of the art medical care for loved ones’ end of life. An extensive interview and planning study was critical to ensure that we captured the heart of what made the previous 24 year old Hospice House such a unique and special place to so many people.
GKA worked closely with the Visiting Nurse Association, the Vermont Respite House staff, and other stake-holders to determine functional and qualitative space requirements for the new hospice house to replace the outdated and undersized existing facility. GKA prepared studies of typical resident rooms and other program spaces within the facility before an overall building design was introduced. The 24,000 s.f. building has 21 resident rooms, a large family room, kitchen & dining area, conference room and a space for reflection.
Photos by Carolyn Bates