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

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