Projects

The Osborn Commons

Rye, NY

As part of the ongoing renovations at The Osborn, many of the common spaces are being reinvented to meet consumer demand but still maintain the attention to detail and style befitting this historic community. This includes several dining venues, lobbies, corridors and fitness areas.

 

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Samaritan Summit Village

Watertown, NY

This non-profit medical provider was awarded a Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers, or HEAL, NY grant to build a new 288-bed facility to provide nursing care and assisted living. The building layout for the 168-bed skilled nursing center allows visitors and staff to directly access any neighborhood without walking through other units. Resident social spaces, including living rooms, activity rooms, parlors and dining rooms, are connected and open to the corridor. Resident rooms are designed to accommodate dining and allow for social interactions with other residents, staff and visitors. The commons building includes a multi-purpose room, gift shop, cafe, meditation room, beauty salon, medical clinic and a physical therapy suite.

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Arbor Acres

Winston-Salem, NC

This addition clusters 12 private rooms for residents with dementia around a central, naturally-lit atrium. Serving as the activity hub for the entire memory care household, the atrium is separated from the corridor by half-wall partitions to provide privacy for the surrounding rooms while encouraging resident observation and participation in daily activities. A new sunroom provides the option of a smaller scale common space. Oversized widow seats along the corridor leading into the addition provide another inviting, casual space for residents and family members to enjoy.

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

The Sylvestery at Vinson Hall

McLean, VA

This freestanding memory support residence is designed to reinforce the owner’s “Free to Be” program, promoting resident freedom and choice in a safe and pleasant environment. The 36 resident rooms are positioned around four internal gardens, each with a distinct character and function. Single-loaded corridors offer visual and physical access to the four uniquely designed courtyards while providing a bright, naturally-lit residence with no barriers to the outdoors.

Awards: AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review; Order of Excellence Award by Contemporary Long Term Care Magazine

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

The Village at Waveny Care Center

New Canaan, CT

This innovative memory care center includes 53 assisted living studio units and space for a 40-person adult daycare program. The residents and daycare participants co-mingle in an active program area called “Main Street.” Reminiscent of old fashioned downtown New Canaan, the sky-lit Main Street is simulated by one and two story brick facades which face each other and house program spaces such as a beauty/barber shop, bakery, ice cream parlor, general store, and dining piazza. The Village has been featured in the New York Times, CNN and CBS.

Awards: Merit Award, Exhibition and Publication in AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review, Order of Excellence Award by Contemporary Long Term Care Magazine

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

The Osborn H.O.P.E. Center

Rye, NY

Recognizing a growing need, the Osborn converted seven existing one-bedroom apartments into a 13-room assisted living memory care neighborhood. The neighborhood provides residents with various forms of dementia the freedom to move safely throughout the wing and secure courtyard. The intentionally modest-sized household has its own front door and provides ample activity space, including a great room with country-style serving kitchen, fireplace, sitting areas and dining space. Working within the constraints of the existing wing, the design solution “opens up” the center of the neighborhood with the great room spaces to break down the scale and bring in natural light. The addition of a four season sunroom, overlooking an existing perennial garden, provides secure access to the outdoors.

Award: Merit Award for Best Stand-Alone Memory Care, Senior Housing News

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Presbyterian Homes, The Moorings

Arlington Heights, IL

An existing sheltered care building will be torn down and replaced with a new residence for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Currently people with dementia are housed with other skilled nursing residents. The new residence, connected to the assisted living building, is designed to provide homelike living spaces that allow for more freedom and independence. The new 29,172 square foot building is a single story residence with a basement, and has 20 individual suites. Each suite includes a bay with a window seat.  Dining, living and activity spaces are on the opposite site of the building so that spaces are flooded with daylight and overlook the center courtyard space for residents to access freely.  A quiet room, parlor and support spaces are discreetly located away from the active living spaces in the core of the building.  An existing sheltered care building will be torn down and replaced with a new residence for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Currently people with dementia are housed with other skilled nursing residents. The new residence, connected to the assisted living building, is designed to provide homelike living spaces that allow for more freedom and independence. The new 29,172 square foot building is a single story residence with a basement, and has 20 individual suites. Each suite includes a bay with a window seat.  Dining, living and activity spaces are on the opposite site of the building so that spaces are flooded with daylight and overlook the center courtyard space for residents to access freely.  A quiet room, parlor and support spaces are discreetly located away from the active living spaces in the core of the building.

Awards: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase

Carolina Village

Hendersonville, NC

This 60-unit assisted living residence was an addition to the existing health center. All of the resident studios are 430 square feet and have walk-in closets, accessible private bathrooms and a kitchenette. The units are configured so that a piece of furniture, such as an entertainment center, can function as a room divider separating the living and sleeping areas while providing privacy for the bedroom. A generous balcony on the main level provides views of surrounding meadows and landscaped courtyard areas. The project also included a multipurpose room, as well as a physical therapy addition to the existing skilled care building for use by both the assisted living and skilled care residents.

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Providence Point

Pittsburgh, PA

This CCRC included 60 assisted living suites and a 20-unit assisted living memory support center. The one-bedroom assisted living suites include a kitchenette with full size refrigerator, living room with bay window for extended views and natural light, a large bedroom with walk-in closet and bath with low threshold shower. The memory support building, comprised of two households of ten private rooms each, shares support services with assisted living. The assisted living building shares a common entry with the health center and features interior detailing equal to independent living. An underground corridor connecting to the kitchen, laundry and other support areas accommodates discreet service deliveries.

Awards: Exhibition and Publication in AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

The Village at Rockville

Rockville, MD

Multi-phased renovation of the existing 300-bed nursing center includes the conversion of the first floor to 50 assisted living residences and common areas including an 18-bed memory care household with its own courtyard garden. A “Main Street” of activities developed on the first floor includes a library, bank, fitness area, coffee shop, gift shop, beauty shop and chapel. The addition of these assisted living services will fill the intermediate level of care between the existing residential living program and skilled nursing facility and will enable The Village at Rockville to become a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Award: Exhibition and Publication in AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography