The La Vida Llena Life Plan Community Master Plan Build Out project is a holistic, integrated approach to achieving the overarching goal of completing a fully remodeled healthcare facility on their existing and constrained property. The project site, home to independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, and healthcare residents, is an established retirement community in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque. With constraints in the form of available land area, a thoughtful approach was required to achieve the project goals set forth by the client. Through our multiyear working relationship with Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group, H+Mdg was able to assist in addressing significant needs at the existing campus through a Master Planning process that led to a multi-phase construction project. This Master Plan Buildout includes a fully remodeled healthcare facility with all single occupancy rooms, a new memory support facility, new assisted living rooms, new independent living rooms, expanded dining, new supporting parking, and a new activity room. During development of the project, H+Mdg team worked closely with La Vida Llena staff, residents, the Construction Manager, and other critical stakeholders. The project sites include locations that are not contiguous, leading to connectivity and logistics challenges.

The phased project components include a 26-space structured parking deck, a 40,000 sf new and remodeled 3 story assisted living and memory support building with 17 memory care and 31 assisted living suites, and a 90,000 sf 4 story new independent living building with 40 new apartments over 1 level of covered parking. The total project construction cost is approximately $46 million dollars.

Square Feet: 130,000

Construction Cost: $46, 296,112

Arial view of the La Vida Llena building. Interior lights are lighting up the hallway from within the building.

A conversation area with four green floral print seats surrounding a coffee table in the corner of a glass wall.

Cafeteria with neatly set up tables and wooden chairs with green cushions.

High ceiling front entrance with a reception desk to the left and light brown flooring and a visible 2nd floor.

Exterior of La Vida Llena. The exterior side of La Vida Llena building during sunset. Nighttime photo of the La Vida Llena building. Windows are visible on the white wall and glowing interior lights shine from the entrance building.
The exterior walkway of the La Vida Llena building. The exterior walkway of the La Vida Llena building with a view of xeriscaped lawn with grass. A natural-lit dining hall with floral seats and silverware neatly placed on tables. A group of senior citizens exercising in a bright, natural-lit room. A white assistant desk with a green accent wall and gray floor. Living area with a floral print love seat and two teal single seats facing a fireplace. Two gray chairs overlooking the front lobby from the 2nd floor balcony.

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