Mount Pleasant, SC

Completion: 2006

Size: 19,729 sf

Hospice House of Charleston is an inpatient facility where residents nearing the ends of their lives can receive care in an in-home environment. The Hospice House accommodates 20 residents and offers support spaces such as a chapel, spa, and various family gathering spaces. The building plan encourages caregivers to be with the residents so little visual focus is given to nurse work areas from guest areas. Caregivers are provided work areas and respite areas "off stage." The building is organized around a number of live oaks on the site, the most prominent of which is in the center of the resident's courtyard. All the corridors are single loaded to bring light and nature into the building.