Projects

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

Meadowood Senior Living

Worcester, PA

The first step in implementing a campus-wide master plan was updating first impression spaces in the community center. A porte cochere was added outside, while inside the main lobby the focus has been redirected to social areas with the receptionist desk reconfigured as a concierge-style gesture. The café was reconfigured to create a distinctive bistro experience. The library was re-envisioned as a club room to better support the adjacent multi-purpose room. Stairs leading to lower level activity areas were opened up to draw attention to those spaces where finishes and furnishings were updated to maintain a consistent design aesthetic.

The second phase involved creating new venues and breaking down the scale of the dining experiences, as well as expanding and improving wellness venues. Outdoor connections and sustainable strategies are seamlessly integrated into the design solutions. The underutilized courtyard was transformed into a new campus amenity to create engaging outdoor event spaces to complement and enhance the dining and wellness updates.

Award: Environments for Aging Remodel/Renovation Competition, Finalist

 

Photo Credit (afters): Larry Lefever Photography

Garden Spot Village

New Holland, PA

Community center updates began with reinventing the former café into a restaurant-style atmosphere that reflects a new attitude toward the dining experience. The behind-the-scenes serving lines were replaced with new food stations, open to dining areas. The second phase of renovations resulted in an updated entry experience and inviting activity areas. This included reinventing the main lobby and reception desk, general store renovations to add a coffee shop and converting previously underutilized parlor in to a theater.

Awards: Awards of Merit, Environments for Aging Design Showcase, AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review, Remodel/Renovation Competition Finalist

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography & Jeremy Hess Photography

Garden Spot Village

New Holland, PA

The Harvest Table provides a distinctive dining experience with a wood-fired oven highlighting the availability of made-to-order selections. This upscale, farm-to-table casual eatery features live cooking stations, an open pizza oven, a chef’s table and on-line ordering system. The Refresh coffee bar offers Starbucks beverages and grab and go selections.

Awards: Awards of Merit, Environments for Aging Design Showcase, AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review, Remodel/Renovation Competition Finalist

 

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography & Jeremy Hess Photography

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

Presbyterian Homes, The Moorings

Arlington Heights, IL

The four-story, 122,639 square foot assisted-living building is comprised of 70 apartments that are mostly one-bedroom spaces as well as a few two-bedroom residences to accommodate couples. The ground level is being used for covered parking, as well as generously sized employee spaces. The restaurant style dining room has lake views and incorporates a demonstration kitchen. The open display kitchen design integrates video cameras so that cooking demonstrations can be shared with the entire campus.

Awards: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase

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

The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant

Ellicott City, MD

This project began with master planning for a new CCRC/Life Plan Community on a 50-acre site. The recently completed Phase 1 included 205 apartments, 20 assisted living residences, 12 skilled nursing beds and common spaces within six connected buildings. The first phase also included 24 single and six duplex villas, a spa/beauty shop, fitness center and physical therapy suite. We have recently begun design work on Phase II which includes additional commons, skilled care and assisted listing additions, as well as an aquatics center addition.

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography