Projects

Penick Village – Parkview Hybrid Homes

Southern Pines, NC

Higher density replacement housing

The Parkview replaces aging existing cottages with a desirable higher density independent living option. Each three-story, 17-residence hybrid home is made up of units ranging from 600 to 1600 square feet. The balconies for individual residences are carefully positioned to maintain privacy and views. Parking is provided on the ground floor which also includes two moderately priced efficiency apartment options. Sitting areas on the residential floors provide additional spaces for casual interactions.

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Pleasant View Communities – Hearth and Harrow

Manheim, PA

Bring In Outside Community

Renovation of a former café created Health and Harrow—a restaurant, private dining room, bistro, coffee bar, and outdoor patio—to enhance campus life and help to bring the outside community into Pleasant View. This not only provides an additional dining venue for a town that has limited restaurant options, but the extra income also helps to maintain – and even increase – Pleasant View’s benevolence to its residents.

Outdoor Connections

Large storefront windows replace bay windows and a rarely used vestibule just off the patio has been repurposed as two dining alcoves in the front of the bistro. Outdoor connections are highlighted with expanded windows, many with sills less than a foot above the ground, patio dining with a variety of seating options, and a renovated fountain featuring work by a local sculptor.

Farm-to-Table

Hearth and Harrow highlights its local agrarian setting via hand-cut local tiles, local art, textured glass panels from a local glass supplier, reclaimed barn wood, and Edison bulbs inspired by nearby family farms. The name highlights the signature hearth feature and connects back to Pleasant View’s heritage of the family farm reflecting an operational goal to partner with local, Lancaster County food vendors and bring the Farm-to-Table movement to the community.

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Warwick Woodlands, a Moravian Manor Community

Lititz, PA

Warwick Woodlands reflects Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) principles including varied types of housing, courtyards and public spaces, easy access to nearby downtown amenities and a network of pedestrian-friendly streets and sidewalks connecting to the Lititz Borough sidewalk and trail network. Phase I includes ten freestanding two-story townhomes, 70 duplex carriage homes, 56 apartments and a bistro and lounge spaces. Later phases are slated to include additional housing and expanded community amenities as well as leased office spaces along the main street front. To maintain a pedestrian-friendly street front, the apartment building includes underground parking and garages for many of the homes are accessed via alleys.

The design team collaborated with Lititz Borough staff and building officials to create a new neighborhood that architecturally and dimensionally emulates the town vernacular including a higher density consistent with the spatial relationship between existing homes. There are no duplicate materials combinations among the 80 carriage and townhomes to further reinforce the community context. The apartment building takes on the appearance of interconnected buildings along the town’s streetscape which creates visual interest and reduces the perceived scale of the building. Landscaped medians further enhance the main streetscape while aiding in traffic calming since the final phase will connect two major arteries running through the town.

Photo Credit:  Nathan Cox Photography

The Villas at RiverMead Hybrid Homes

The Villas at RiverMead provide a new hybrid homes™ option that complements the existing cottages and apartments.  Taking advantage of the site contours so that the parking level is tucked into the hillside, the four-story hybrid buildings reinforce the residential scale of the campus.

The two buildings include 12 corner villas, four on each floor. Each villa, with its open-concept design and corner orientation, is thoughtfully planned for maximum flow and light. Other features include fireplaces, walk-in closets, laundry rooms and open kitchens. A modest gathering area is included on each floor to provide opportunities for social connections among residents.

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Willow Valley – The Vistas at Providence Park

Lancaster, PA

Willow Valley challenged the design team to envision an upscale apartment model that would reflect the community’s high standards for sophisticated spaces that would appeal to active adults.  Supportive design was not to be obtained at the expense of a gracious sense of vitality.

The five-story apartment community occupies a prime hilltop location allowing for underground parking as well as commanding views toward the city of Lancaster on one side and surrounding farmland on the other side. The 53 luxury residences are spacious, light-filled apartment homes featuring oversized windows, fireplaces and built-in casework.  Generous spaces for gathering and entertaining include a 360 degree rooftop terrace, dining room, library, community meeting rooms and a catering kitchen for residents to use for private parties.

Award:  Senior Housing News, Architectural Design Awards, Independent Living Category Winner

Photo Credit:  Nathan Cox Photography

 

Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill

Lafayette, Hill, PA

Renovations included updating the building’s original façade and adding a pergola for a more inviting entry experience and contemporary aesthetic for a consistent exterior vernacular for the community. The 96,000-square-foot addition resulted in 60 new apartment homes, bringing the total number of residences on the campus to 158.

Awards: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase

 

Photography credit: 2015 Gregory Benson

Martins Run

Media, PA

To address the common challenges of aging stock and increasing vacancies, this provider chose to incrementally reinvent its apartments. Pocket doors, low-E windows and a myriad of other design details make the “not-so-big” units more appealing, senior-friendly and energy efficient. Exterior vertical mechanical units replace existing wall console units to allow for four-panel patio doors for more light and outdoor views. Removing interior walls from the galley kitchen creates an open floor plan that belies the small unit sizes. Although no new square footage was added, the transformation crates spacious, well-conceived residences that have been an unparalleled marketing success.

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

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

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

Arbor Acres Houses on Bayberry

Winston-Salem, NC

This pocket neighborhood is being inserted near the center of the campus over several phases of construction. The goal of the project is to meet or exceed current design standards and market expectations while maintaining a relatively small footprint. The one and two-bedroom units are approximately 1,000 SF and 1,100 SF respectively and are designed to provide an economical independent housing option. Despite their small size, the houses deliver handicap accessibility, sheltering porches, adjacent parking, cathedral ceilings with dormer lighting, shared garden spaces and covered connections to common areas. It all works to promote a sense of community.

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

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

The Townhomes on Hendericks Place at Moravian Manor

Lititz, PA

This neighborhood of 12 upscale townhomes configured around a central green, was designed so residents can live on the first floor, with the second floor functioning as a bonus area. All homes include a den and rear-loaded two-car garage, as well as the option for a residential elevator. Located on a 3.5 acre infill site in downtown Lititz, the townhomes are in close proximity to the Main Street shops and restaurants, nearby recreation facilities, parks and other amenities.

Awards: Citation Award for AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review

 

Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography