Projects

Providence Point

Pittsburgh, PA

This 845,000 SF CCRC/Life Plan Community is located on a 32 acre hillside site with panoramic views of the greater Pittsburgh area. Six and seven story apartment wings share a landscaped courtyard that covers an underground parking garage. The health center, assisted living and memory support households are connected to the kitchen, laundry and other services via an underground corridor connection for discreet service deliveries. Phase 2 is currently underway to add more apartments, expand dining and provide a chapel.

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

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant

Ellicott City, MD

This project began with master planning for a new CCRC/Life Plan Community on a 50-acre site. The recently completed Phase 1 included 205 apartments, 20 assisted living residences, 12 skilled nursing beds and common spaces within six connected buildings. The first phase also included 24 single and six duplex villas, a spa/beauty shop, fitness center and physical therapy suite. We have recently begun design work on Phase II which includes additional commons, skilled care and assisted listing additions, as well as an aquatics center addition.

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Kendal at Granville

Granville, OH

Master planning for Phase II expansion and the ultimate built-out of the 87 acre site for this CCRC focused on three major additions: 20 skilled care and 6 assisted living rooms, 24 apartments and a multi-purpose room. The final solution envisioned skilled care households with the existing skilled care converted to assisted living. The master plan also envisions a combination of patio homes and higher density hybrid homes for future campus development.Master planning for Phase II expansion and the ultimate built-out of the 87 acre site for this CCRC focused on three major additions: 20 skilled care and 6 assisted living rooms, 24 apartments and a multi-purpose room. The final solution envisioned skilled care households with the existing skilled care converted to assisted living. The master plan also envisions a combination of patio homes and higher density hybrid homes for future campus development.Awards: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase

Awards: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase

Presbyterian Homes, The Moorings

Arlington Heights, IL

Master planning for Presbyterian Homes involved evaluation of services and existing infrastructure at several campuses located in and around Chicago. The Moorings at Arlington Heights is the first campus for implementation.  Strategic planning for this campus focused on rightsizing the property by optimizing the ratios between the levels of care and product offerings. The result is a new assisted living residence, an assisted living memory care residence and a new chapel and commons spaces.  Plans for future phases encompass additional apartments and duplex cottages.Master planning for Presbyterian Homes involved evaluation of services and existing infrastructure at several campuses located in and around Chicago. The Moorings at Arlington Heights is the first campus for implementation.  Strategic planning for this campus focused on rightsizing the property by optimizing the ratios between the levels of care and product offerings. The result is a new assisted living residence, an assisted living memory care residence and a new chapel and commons spaces.  Plans for future phases encompass additional apartments and duplex cottages.

Awards: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase

The Langford at College Station

College Station, TX

The Langford is a successful satellite community model for serving a secondary market.

Recognizing market size, a nearby sister community and the challenges of a greenfield development in today’s marketplace, Methodist Retirement Communities opted for a smaller satellite Life Plan Community enhanced with existing resources in the surrounding community.  Partnerships with a local country club, the church next door and MRC’s Bryan community supplement on-site services allowing for less initial financial commitment.  Phase 1 includes hybrid homes in the form of condo-style flats with under building parking and interior corridor links to the clubhouse. The clubhouse also connects to assisted living suites and a memory care household. Skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation will be provided through a partnership with the sister community.

Hybrid Homes 2.0: Corridor Links to Clubhouse

Developing the community around condo-style hybrid flats allowed for connections between the homes and the clubhouse. The hybrid homes, like the rest of the community, are a smaller scale model than traditional apartment buildings. These residences provide many of the benefits typically found in cottage homes such as covered parking, multiple exposures and private outdoor space, but like many apartment buildings are connected back to the clubhouse for easy and comfortable access to community amenities.

The design of the hybrid homes provides an intimate setting for neighbors to get to know each other since each building has its own “gathering room” for parties, card games, etc. Each residential floor is comprised of six condo-style flats, which eliminates long hallways, increases resident privacy and provides a small scale setting that fosters interaction and a sense of community.

Awards: Featured in Environments for Aging Design Showcase

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Photo Credits:  Nathan Cox Photography and Alise O’Brien Photography