Brooke Grove

Sandy Spring, MD

The first phase of the rehabilitation wing added 56 beds, with a second phase of 14 beds starting immediately upon completion of Phase I. In addition to a two-story physical therapy gym, a variety of living, activity and dining spaces were included to create a comfortable and appealing environment to promote visits from family and friends. Both the physical environment and programming encourage privacy, independence and choice. The resident rooms include personal vanity areas, accessible roll-in European showers and oversized windows.


Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Samaritan Summit Village

Watertown, NY

This non-profit medical provider was awarded a Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers, or HEAL, NY grant to build a new 288-bed facility to provide nursing care and assisted living. The building layout for the 168-bed skilled nursing center allows visitors and staff to directly access any neighborhood without walking through other units. Resident social spaces, including living rooms, activity rooms, parlors and dining rooms, are connected and open to the corridor. Resident rooms are designed to accommodate dining and allow for social interactions with other residents, staff and visitors. The commons building includes a multi-purpose room, gift shop, cafe, meditation room, beauty salon, medical clinic and a physical therapy suite.


Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

The Lutheran Community at Telford

Telford, PA

This replacement health care center includes a first floor 23-bed memory support unit, while the top three floors are each home to 25 skilled nursing residents. The new center creates an intimate grouping of rooms arranged in small neighborhoods. Meals are offered in small-scale dining rooms with country kitchens that include counter seating. Covered porches accommodate seasonal outdoor dining and activities. Semi-private rooms are separated by a full privacy wall and all resident rooms include a private bath with roll-in shower.


Photo Credit: Larry Lefever Photography

Bridgewater Retirement Community

Bridgewater, VA

Additions and renovations to the skilled nursing center updated resident rooms and created open and varied living spaces. The additions at each end of the existing building facilitated a carefully phased sequence of improvements to allow the owner to maintain census throughout the process. Due to the size constraints of the current building, those resident rooms were converted to private accommodations and the addition was sized to allow for privacy measures in companion suites and semi-private rooms. The resulting households each have a distinctive decorative style selected by the residents living there and staff working in that household. The entry lobby features a self-service café for residents, staff and guests which also provides an additional venue for special events.


Photo Credit: Nathan Cox 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

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 Granviꞁle

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