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Clare House

Scope: Phase 1 – New Construction Phase 2 – Deconstruction | Area: 93,200 sq ft | Completion Date: September 2011 & August 2012

Having decided that their outdated infirmary could not be renovated to meet their vision of person-centered care, and concerned with being able to provide a homelike environment for their frail and infirm Sisters, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Family partnered with Hoffman on the planning, design, and construction of their new, skilled care facility, Clare House.

Carefully aligned with the existing statue of Mary, Clare House’s main entry leads into the chapel and parlor. Both the main level and upper floor have 38 bedrooms with private toilets grouped into two households, each of which has a centrally located kitchenette, dining, living, and activity area.

One-third of the rooms have views into a secure, landscaped courtyard with a walking path while the remainder look out over Dubuque and the surrounding hills. The lower level of Clare House contains a large kitchen, dining room, multi-purpose room, offices, and services areas. The design provides the flexibility to reserve separate households for different levels of care, including memory care.

“The concept of Total Project Management attracted us to Hoffman. Now that our new facility is complete, we realize that their project approach is even more important that we thought.”

Sr. Margaret Wick

Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Family