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Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration - St. Rose Motherhouse

Scope: Additions & Renovations | Area: Existing Building 166,755 sq ft – New Courtyard Addition 1,445 sq ft – Addition 11,800 sq ft | Completion Date: Phase 1 Fall 2020 – Phase 2 & 3 February 2022

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) in La Crosse, Wisconsin, hired Hoffman in 2016 to complete their Master Planning efforts.

The goal of the Master Plan was to determine the best path forward to bring their care sisters (living outside the city in a care facility owned by FSPA) together with their retired and assisted sisters living in St. Rose Motherhouse. Through many focus groups and facilitation with both Leadership and the membership, it was decided that FSPA would renovate St. Rose to accommodate all levels of care and move those living off-site to the Motherhouse.

Renovations at St. Rose were comprised of remodeling significant portions of the buildings to specifically accommodate skilled and memory care residents; adding new community spaces, wellness and support facilities; updating dining and food service areas; installling two new elevators; and creating accessible entrances.


“Hoffman’s experience in nursing home and religious communities helped us have the appropriate space to meet our needs long term. We appreciated their expertise and assistance in the renovation of our Motherhouse.”

Sr. Susan Ernster


A small addition provides at-grade access to the courtyard and an elevator while the other addition provides five new guest rooms with full bathrooms and common space over the existing bakery. The project includes retreat and sister guest rooms with private bathrooms and bedrooms to accommodate skilled and assisted living needs for sisters with separate community space on each floor.

Two Skilled/Memory Care floors include their own serving kitchen, dining, community, bathing spa, and activity spaces. The project was broken up into three phases to allow the sisters to partially occupy the building during construction.