OZ Architecture Redesign of Community in Brush, Colorado Progresses to Next Phases

by Jeff Shaw

BRUSH, Colo. — OZ Architecture has launched its design plan for phases two through four of the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush, located approximately 90 miles northeast of Denver. The new phases are part of a 10-step master plan for redesigning the 100-year-old care center.

Phase II involves designing the new short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing facility, with the addition of two wings of 14 beds each. There will also be a small amenity node with a living room, dining room, country serving kitchen and physical therapy gym.

Phase III includes the addition of a commercial kitchen, receiving areas and staff areas for maintenance and management.

Phase IV will add 28 memory care units, each with access to a shared living space. Here, residents with a higher level of acuity will have access to a courtyard wandering garden and spa, with a more robust nursing component. The designs have also eliminated dead-end corridors, and increased security elements throughout.

Last year, Eben Ezer selected OZ Architecture to complete the design of its two-story building. Spanning 54,000 square feet, the goal is to increase the overall capacity and elevate the design of the existing campus. The new assisted living and memory care building’s mission is to provide care to the surrounding rural community. The nonprofit Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center is the largest employer in the town of Brush, according to OZ.

Phase II is slated for completion in first-quarter 2019; Phase III in first-quarter 2020; and Phase IV in first-quarter 2021.

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