Projects

Albright Care Services – Normandie Ridge

York, PA

The first project identified through a master planning process resulted in an 11,000 square foot 18-bed memory care addition. The neighborhood emulates a private home with its own separate entrance. Each resident room takes advantage of abundant natural light and includes a private bath with European shower. The resident rooms are organized around a central living area that includes a country kitchen with access to a secure outdoor porch and garden. Staff areas are gathered behind-the-scenes in the core of the space so resident areas take advantage of the prime natural light and views.

 

Photo credit: Nathan Cox 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recognizing market size, a nearby sister community and the challenges of a greenfield development in today’s marketplace, MRC opted for a first phase smaller CCRC / Life Plan Community enhanced with existing resources in the surrounding community. Phase 1 includes independent living condo-style flats with under building parking and interior 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.

Awards: Featured in Environments for Aging Design Showcase