Currently, the space is receiving good use as the office of MRHS nurse Marie Phillips and as additional meeting room space when activities in the Tuttle Center overflow. This has allowed for ease of planning multiple activities at the same time. Having the entire staff work out of the same building location has promoted ease of communication and coordination of resources.
Moving forward, the MRHS Transition Committee has issued an RFP (Request for Proposals) to fifteen selected architects and firms to renovate the new space, taking into account its proximity across the corridor from the Tuttle Center and the possibility of attaching the two spaces. The RFP includes an MRHS Concept Statement, articulating MRHS’s mission, values, and vision, and referencing MRHS’s progressive approach to the provision of services and programs for the aging population.
Presently the Transition Committee is hosting interested architects for site visits, enabling them to better consider design possibilities for the spaces and to ask questions about the MRHS community’s preferences. The deadline for architects to submit proposals is May 17, at which time the Transition Committee will begin its deliberations.
It is indeed an exciting time in the history of MRHS, as we undergo our first major renovation in nearly twenty years. We will be sure to keep the MRHS community up to date as we move ahead.