Emory Brain Mild Cognitive Impairment Empowerment Program (MCIEP)

A first-of-its-kind facility, the Emory Mild Cognitive Impairment Empowerment Program is a therapeutic living lab and research facility with advanced motion tracking technology. With space for patient consultations, training, classes, individual and group therapy, yoga, and administrative support, the MCIEP supports ongoing research and patient-centric care for those living with brain conditions, disease, or cognitive impairment. Leapley built the innovative multi-purpose facility with precision in mind to deliver uncommon technological features like placement technology, Circadian Rhythm lighting, Carvart sliding walls, Maars walls and elegant outdoor gardens. The MCIEP helps people take care of themselves and loved ones navigating changes in brain health while advancing lifestyle and behavioral research.

Project Details:


Atlanta, GA


18,000 SF


Emory Healthcare and Georgia Institute of Technology

Design Team:




Alan discovered his passion for construction as a student at Auburn University – through civil engineering coursework and field experience with the cooperative education program. In the 17 years that followed, he managed many healthcare construction projects for a national general contractor before joining Leapley Construction in 2011 to manage operations of the growing business. Alan is a hands-on leader, a focused and decisive builder, and an advocate for sustainability. Since 2012, he has served on the board of directors for the Lifecycle Building Center to promote the reuse of construction materials and reduce construction waste in landfills. Under his leadership, Leapley safely delivers award-winning projects on-time and within budget in three focused commercial interior markets.


CEO & Founder

Recognized as a Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, an Outstanding Woman in Construction by Construction Business Owner Magazine and one of Atlanta’s “Top 500” leaders by Atlanta Magazine, Meredith Leapley leads with integrity and compassion. Raised in Maryland, Meredith moved to Atlanta in 1999 and founded Leapley Construction to prioritize people throughout construction. Since then, through her involvement with CREW Atlanta, WBENC, CoreNet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, GSU WomenLead, Atlanta Women’s Foundation and Crafting Futures Together, she has maintained that focus and nurtured the business to deliver meaningful impacts to the community while earning annual revenues in excess of $120 Million.