Projects

Brandermill Woods

Midlothian, VA

The 2011 master plan included renovation and additions to the Clubhouse at Brandermill Woods which allowed the community to enhance their independent living common areas by offering additional amenities that appeal to the incoming Baby Boomers and their families. No longer will a single dining venue, chapel, and stereotypical shuffleboard court be considered enough to sustain and entertain residents. Instead, the new Clubhouse amenities include a theater, party room, game room, formal dining, club room, four-season room, private dining, bistro, multi-purpose space, chapel, fitness room, aerobics room, clinic, pool, terrace dining, private garden, and greenhouse and extensive spaces meant to both support the current cottage and apartment residents and also entice future residents to choose Brandermill Woods as their home.  At the same time, 93 new independent living apartments were built adjacent to the new Clubhouse offering residents additional housing options with direct access to the clubhouse.

 

Photo credit: Nathan Cox Photography

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

Worcester, PA

Community center updates on the entry floor focused on dining updates to increase capacity while simultaneously breaking down the scale and creating distinctive, differentiated experiences. This included introduction of bistro, pop up dining and exhibition cooking. On the lower level, the design expands the aerobics classroom, rehabilitation suite and aquatics areas. The new pool accommodates multiple configurations for lap lanes, shallow water exercise, water volleyball and deep water exercise.

Awards: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase

Tel Hai Community

Honey Brook, PA

The casual dining venue includes a display kitchen, fireplace lounge and patio seating for an alfresco option.  In addition to an exercise classroom and fitness equipment room, the wellness center includes warm-water therapy and competition-size pools. The main pool is also used by the Twin Valley Aquatic Club and High School swimming teams. The aquatics center features six lanes equipped with starting blocks, a timing/scoring system and two levels of spectator seating. Tel Hai also offers swimming lessons for all ages.The casual dining venue includes a display kitchen, fireplace lounge and patio seating for an alfresco option.  In addition to an exercise classroom and fitness equipment room, the wellness center includes warm-water therapy and competition-size pools. The main pool is also used by the Twin Valley Aquatic Club and High School swimming teams. The aquatics center features six lanes equipped with starting blocks, a timing/scoring system and two levels of spectator seating. Tel Hai also offers swimming lessons for all ages.

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Woodcrest Villa, Viva Centre

Lancaster, PA

Viva, often translated to “long live,” is an apt description for this welcome center focused on vitality and community engagement. Feathered into a hillside between existing apartment wings, this expansion more than doubled the size of the community center. The welcome center at the main entrance features a two-story lobby and pre-gathering area outside the new 300-person performing arts center. The fitness components of the wellness center include an aquatics center with lap pool and warm water therapy spa, a fitness classroom, cardio equipment room and lockers with changing rooms. The upper level includes a bistro, beauty shop, theater, billiards and terrace with dining grill area and bocce courts.
Awards: Publication in Environments for Aging Design Showcase

 

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Falcons Landing

Potomac Falls, VA

Community center updates encompassed health and fitness areas and casual dining venues. The introduction of a new café led to renovations to the adjacent clubroom. The newly appointed Compass Club offers made-to-order and grab-and-go items all day, as well as cocktails later in the day. The showpiece of the new Woodburn Café is the display kitchen featuring a wood-fired oven and grill. Other improvements include the introduction of a bakery with takeout service in the former café space, the addition of a business center for resident use, renovations to the lounge area and expansion of the rehabilitation department. On the opposite side of the community center, the renovated and expanded wellness center incorporates a well-appointed fitness gym and aerobics studio on the first floor and new health clinic, beauty salon and multi-purpose room on the second floor.

Awards: Design Environments for Aging Remodel – Renovation Competition Finalists

 

Photo Credit: Nathan Cox Photography

Rose Villa

Portland, OR

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

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

The Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows

Belleville, IL

The master plan expands the 1960s-era community through a series of new and repositioned structures. The entrance road will be adjusted for a more direct path to the new campus front door leading into a new lobby, bistro, marketing suite and multipurpose room. Campus additions include an apartment building, duplex and over/under four-plex cottage neighborhood and townhomes creating a pocket neighborhood and courtyard. Renovations will create an additional dining venue, fitness center, spa and multi-purpose spaces. Assisted living will be expanded to include memory support residences and skilled nursing renovations will create separate neighborhoods.