The Aurora Apartments
Renovation and Addition

The Aurora Apartments - Renovation and Addition
Lebanon, Ohio

Abbot Studios in partnership with Brown Calabretta Architects provided architectural design, construction documents, engineering coordination, and construction administration for the Showers and Hill Renovation and Addition.

The three-story 80,000 SF building renovation included converting 80 skilled nursing rooms into 70 studio and 1 bedroom assisted living apartments. The apartments range in size from 260 to 540 square feet. They feature tea kitchens, floor to ceiling windows, and integrated nurse call panels in each unit. The common areas have been renovated to provide natural lighting via skylights and interior atrium spaces. A central addition brings on floor dining to the residents with screened in porches and views to the nearby lake.

Renovation includes replacing the failing mechanical systems with a state of the art VRF and packaged roof top unit system, and new electrical and plumbing services. Work also includes relocating the main campus entry with a custom porte-cochere and 2-story open reception area adjacent to the new campus administrative offices.

Project information

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Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices

Project Size

59,600 SF

Completion Date

August, 2019



The Aurora Apartments

Services provided

Field Survey of Existing Conditions | Pre-Planning Analysis | Code Analysis | Site and Master Planning | Feasibility Studies | Programming | Space Planning and Design | Assistance with Local Jurisdiction Requirements | Building Design | Interior Design | ADA Compliance Evaluations | Construction Documents | Computer Modeling / Rendering | Materials Selection | Specification Writing | Cost Estimating | Permitting | Bid Negotiations / Analysis | Construction Administration