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Medically Fragile Courtyard Model, Group Home Housing Prototype

Worksite Redesign Technical Advisory Project

State operated residential care facilities for residents with severe disabilities

Medically Fragile Courtyard Model, Floor Plan

The design of the Medically Fragile Courtyard Group Home prototype parallels that of the Standard Courtyard Model. To meet the needs of the medically fragile clients who may be confined to wheelchairs or gurneys and may require ventilators, several changes were incorporated into this model: a screened-in porch connects the two bedroom wings and encloses the open-air courtyard; a medical gas system supplies oxygen through ports in bedrooms and shared spaces; and 3'-6" wide doors to bedrooms, bathrooms, screened porch, and ​courtyard. The bathroom plans are identical to those on the standard courtyard model. The large, open rooms allow easy access to all fixtures.

A tiled wainscot on the walls and a non-skid tile on floor with epoxy grout create a waterproof space that is durable and easy to disinfect. The tub and shower areas have a floor drain to ensure good drainage. Operable windows in each bath provide natural light and ventilation. Each bathroom has a large storage cabinet for linens and necessary shower equipment.

Gary Moye Architect, Inc. 449 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon 97401 ph. 541-343-3658

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