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

Provіdence 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

Asbury Place, Arbor Acres

Winston-Salem, NC

This new three-story, 60-unit assisted living residence embraces both the arts and technology to create an environment rich in amenities and beauty. The gracious residence includes an atrium dining room, commissary, library, fitness/rehabilitation therapy center, multi-purpose room and day spa. Six two-bedroom apartments, expected to accommodate couples, are designed to be convertible into 12 studio apartments if needed to respond to future market needs. The therapy/fitness center includes occupational and physical therapy areas, private treatment rooms and a therapeutic pool with an underwater treadmill. The 2,000 SF spa features not only European showers and spa tubs, but also massage therapy, guided imagery, aromatherapy and towel warmers.

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


Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Waverly Heights

Gladwyne, PA

The reinvented health care center, working primarily within the existing building setbacks, “flips” the living spaces so that personal care is now on the main level and directly connected to the community center. A new rooftop garden provides appealing views from neighboring apartment buildings and an outdoor amenity for residents. Interior corridors overlook a center courtyard space formed by building additions creating a secure space for residents with dementia to freely enjoy. To provide future flexibility as needed, resident rooms have been designed to allow for conversion from a skilled nursing room to assisted living and vice versa.

Award: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase


Photo Credits: Larry Lefever Photography & Nathan Cox Photography

SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive

York, PA

Phase 1 of master plan implementation involved new assisted living and memory care residences through additions to the existing community center. All of the assisted living residences include bay windows, walk-in closets and accessible zero threshold showers. A few two-bedroom units accommodate couples. All of the households include great room areas with a fireplace, country kitchen and outdoor connections. The memory care households include memory boxes outside of each resident room and secure courtyard spaces. The project also involved the addition of a multi-purpose gathering space for the entire campus and updates to an existing bistro and coffee bar.


Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Legacy Place

Allentown, PA

Modeled after small houses in Great Britain, Legacy Place “is wholly dedicated to accommodation and care of members of the community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in a loving, spiritual environment staffed by brothers and sisters.” Phase one includes a 10-bed memory care small house and two paired 10-bed assisted living small houses. Each of the paired houses has its own living, dining and support areas, while sharing services, such as the production kitchen, spa and exercise room, for operational efficiency. The layout maintains private zones where the residences are located, public zones containing the living, dining and courtyard spaces and service zones for deliveries, storage and staff functions.

Award: Exhibition and Publication in AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review, Honorable Mention and Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase


Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Kendal at Granviꞁle

Granville, OH

The expansion for this CCRC/Life Plan Community involved a 32-bed skilled nursing addition, 7 new assisted living residences, 24 new apartments and a new multi-purpose space and support areas including a cafe. Additions and renovations resulted in three new 11-bed skilled care households with the existing skilled care converted to six assisted living units. The new apartment wing includes parking underneath. The addition maintain the simplicity of the existing campus aesthetic with straightforward solutions reflecting Quaker values.

Awards: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase


Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Cypress Cove

Ft. Meyers, FL

This 50-acre CCRC/Life Plan Community is located on the 400-acre HealthPark Florida campus. Resident groups are clustered around the community center, which features an outdoor courtyard, a main dining room overlooking a lake, wellness center, multi-purpose room and other amenities. Phase I included 212 apartments, 30 villas, 42 assisted living apartments, a 64-bed health center and a community center. Phase II included 105 apartments, a café and additional assisted living.

Awards: Published in the AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review.

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Covenant Crossing at Brethren Village

Lititz, PA

Master planning resulted in a multi-phased CCRC expansion, beginning with 135 new apartments, dining room expansion and a new coffee shop. Phase II projects included a new 120-unit skilled nursing center, conversion of existing skilled nursing to assisted living and a new welcome center. Skilled nursing is organized into six households and includes dedicated memory care and post-acute care neighborhoods. Two of the assisted living neighborhoods are also dedicated to memory care. The welcome center houses administrative offices and a multi-functional assembly hall.


Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography