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REES Associates, Inc.

June 1, 2008
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Established: 1975

Staff: 115

Locations: Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Spokane, WA

Markets Served: Active Adult Communities, Alzheimer's/Dementia, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), Independent Living, Post-Acute/Rehab, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Homes, Wellness Centers

Services: Architecture, Consulting, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design/Healing Gardens, Strategic Planning

Five Projects of Note: Concordia Retirement Community [Oklahoma City, OK] March 2008

Meadow Lake Retirement Community [Tyler, TX] April 2010

Unity Hunt [Plano, TX] June 2010

Pleasantville Retirement [Fairview, TX] April 2010

Nex Gen Retirement Community [Jasper, GA] October 2010

Contact Information:

Ken Baker

951 Peachtree St., NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

Ph.: 404-351-6869 Fax: 404-351-8343

E-mail: ekb@rees.com

Web: http://www.rees.com

Site plan: The phased site plan provides facilities for a full continuum of resident care as well as numerous recreational and social amenities

Site plan: The phased site plan provides facilities for a full continuum of resident care as well as numerous recreational and social amenities





The University of Texas' home golf course is viewable from the terrace of Longhorn Village

The University of Texas' home golf course is viewable from the terrace of Longhorn Village





The design of Longhorn Village allows residents long-range views of the Texas hill country in all directions

The design of Longhorn Village allows residents long-range views of the Texas hill country in all directions


This sophisticated Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), being developed under the sponsorship of The University of Texas (UT) Ex Students Association, will provide unique benefits to both the University and Longhorn Village residents.

For UT, the village will provide an arena for new and exciting academic and research programs, focusing on issues affecting senior citizens. It will provide village residents with access to a wide array of academic and cultural enrichment experiences along with many volunteer service and social opportunities and will have special appeal for former students and UT graduates along with those retired from its faculty and staff.

Longhorn Village will include 41 villas, 173 Independent Living Apartments, 16 Dementia Care beds, and 60 Nursing Care units, plus facilities for a variety of recreational and social amenities. Residents will enjoy a relaxing lifestyle in a well-lit, open, campus-like setting laced with natural landscaping. In addition, paving is minimized and views of the adjacent University of Texas home golf course are enhanced by locating 85% below the site.

Will you be applying principles of sustainable or “green” design to long-term care projects and, if so, how?

REES strives to include sustainable elements in our designs by understanding and balancing the unique needs of the owner with the special needs of the resident. This objective is often accomplished through planning the site carefully to preserve natural resources and minimize the building's footprint, using locally obtained construction materials to reduce transportation costs, maximizing daylighting opportunities that not only control electric costs but enhance resident satisfaction, and including systems that enhance indoor air quality and thermal comfort for the pleasure and health of the resident while minimizing energy usage and costs for the owner.

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