Rio at Las Estancias is a 58,000 sf long-term care and rehabilitation center near Coors and Rio Bravo SW. The $13 million Project includes 120 beds and is a joint venture of Albuquerque-based On Pointe Health and developer Cauwels & Stuve Realty & Development Advisors, with Enterprise Builders Corporation serving as the general contractor. The property has 80 beds for long-term skilled nursing care and 40 private rooms for short term post-surgery recovery. The façade massing and interplay of color creates a residential feel rather than the institutional appearance common to this facility type. Designed with 4 wings radiating from a center core, the facility boasts resort-like finishes and amenities such as coffee bistro, movie theater room, dining area with world class chef, and shared soft seating areas with views to the surrounding fields and mountains. There is a large central physical and occupational therapy room in an up-beat and upmarket setting. The pin-wheels design allows for maximum visual contact with the lovely south valley surroundings, skylights, borrow lights, and large windows provide a bright and inviting setting. This project greatly benefits the community with 120 new, well-compensated jobs and much of the staff recruited from the nearby area. Proudly, Enterprise Builders’ woodwork shop completed all of architectural millwork the facility.
|Address||3620 Las Estancias Drive SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105|
|Architect||Richard Rappuhn, AIA|