Givens Estates Creekside Hybrid Homes

Asheville, NC

This multi-phased hybrid homes™ project allowed Givens Estates to incrementally replace outdated villa housing with a new independent living model. Each household has 12 residences with a shared social space on the first floor. The four-story hybrid households take advantage of the sloped site to provide parking on the lower level while maintaining a three-story facade with an inviting front porch on the street side.

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


Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography; Third image courtesy of Landmark Builders

Bishop Gadsden, The Quay Hybrid Homes

Charleston, SC

This new independent living model reflects the community standards for gracious southern living while making the best use of 12 acres of acquired property. The Quay is a distinctive collection of 45 hybrid home™ flats with open floor plans ranging from 1,773 to 2,150 square feet. The three buildings are constructed around a lake, with walkways, a pavilion, pedestrian bridge, and extensive natural landscaping. Parking is provided on the ground floor. Five flats on each upper floor are arranged around a gallery space.

Awards: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase


Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Rose Villa

Portland, OR

Master planning resulted in multi-phased campus updates and replacement housing. Phase one encompassed 76 “pocket neighborhood” cottages and loft-style apartments over new town center spaces. Each pocket neighborhood is comprised of seven cottage homes overlooking a courtyard. The “over-under” cottages in each pocket neighborhood maximize site utilization. Main Street amenities, many of which are open to the surrounding community, include a bistro, coffee shop, garden center, art studio, wellness center and auditorium. Phase 2 includes new assisted living, replacement healthcare, children’s daycare, and additional pocket neighborhoods.

Awards: Award of Merit, AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review, Honorable Mention – Independent Living; Senior Housing News Design Awards and Merit Award in the Environments for Aging Design Showcase


Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography, Steve Wanke Photography

Brandermill Woods

Midlothian, VA

The short-term rehabilitation neighborhood, open to both resident and non-residents of Brandermill Woods, is comprised of 22 private rooms with bay windows and private bathrooms. In addition to 24-hour licensed nursing care, the center features restaurant-style dining, a bathing spa, private parlor areas and open living spaces flooded with natural daylight. The existing Health Care Center will also undergo renovations to convert semi-private rooms into private and shared private rooms, as well as redesigning common spaces to exhibit a more home-like environment and support patient centered care.


Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Kendal at Granville

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


Tulsa, OK

This upscale, French provincial style community is situated on a 50-acre hilltop site. It includes 250 independent living apartments, 17 villas, 22 assisted living apartments and a 60-bed health center with memory care. The community center incorporates numerous lifestyle choices, including three dining venues, a large pub and billiards room, wellness center, multi-purpose theatre, arts studio and other amenities.

Awards: Best of Seniors Housing Silver Award sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders 50+ Housing Council.


Photo Credit: Interiors: Sargent Architectural Photography; Exteriors: Lassiter & Shoemaker Photography

The Village at Orchard Ridge, a National Lutheran Home Community

Winchester, VA

Inspired by the traditional American small town, the chapel and town center form the Village Green which is encircled by a variety of senior living and care options. Located on a challenging 132-acre site, the community exemplifies neo-traditional design and incorporates pedestrian-friendly town planning concepts. Phase I included apartments, community center, patio homes, assisted living and paired skilled nursing and memory care small houses.

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


Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

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