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
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