DENTON, Texas — Investcor has started restoration work on Fairhaven Assisted Living. Renowned Texas architect O’Neil Ford designed the original property, which opened in 1965 in Denton, about 35 miles north of Fort Worth.
Pi Architects is leading the redesign, which aims to preserve the historical nature of the building. Ford began his career in Denton before moving onto larger buildings like Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, Tower of the Americas, and Trinity University. Ford’s designs blend and showcase the surrounding environment with the use of natural elements and materials.
Other project partners include general contractor Coastal Reconstruction, civil engineer Allison Engineering, structural engineer TDi Engineering, MEP Associates Design Groups, and historic preservation consultant Architexas.
At an estimated renovation cost of $9 million, the 30,000-square-foot senior living community on a three-acre site includes 47 assisted living apartments. The project scope includes updating and expanding the existing living spaces for more common and activity rooms. Refurbished original wood-framed floor to ceiling glass windows form a dramatic living room. An original copper-hood fireplace grounds the main great room as the central focal point for residents to gather.
As part of the upgrades, a new HVAC and electrical system will be integrated within the building infrastructure.