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encouraging frequent use and allowing the suite to pay for itself and the cost of the staff time required to clean it. * Recreation areas. Separate relaxation/ entertainment areas to serve various ages and stages might include outdoor play structures for younger children, media or game rooms for teens, and a theater room where adults can enjoy one another's company without the pressure of socializing. For example, OZ Architecture is currently designing a 150-square-foot kids room at the Golden Lodge Assisted Living Center in Golden, Colo., which will include toys for younger children, creative stations like a chalkboard-painted wall, and a media/ video game center with bean bag seating for tweens and teens. It features glass doors This outdoor lounge area at The Carillon at Boulder Creek is elevated on the second floor, creating a more private outdoor space for residents and visitors to enjoy. Right inside, residents are able to look down on the front lobby interior, which also makes it a convenient and attractive outdoor place to wait for guests' arrival. created a lack of connection to those in the public way. Instead, a clear, inviting, and flowing path to the main entrance is far more visually interesting and pleasing to those on the street and in the community. Just as the entrance to a house is intuitive, the entrance to a community should likewise be easy to find from the site edge and parking areas. Additional lighting at the human scale is another relaPassers-by tively small change that can add big impact Well-designed, inviting, and visually interesting to existing buildings in creating a friendlier exterior architecture and landscaping elements exterior and simpler wayfinding. Going beyond elevate an entire community and are far the required pole-mounted lights and utilizing more likely to generate a positive response bollards and sconce lighting on a to the building from the building can create a softer, more general public, even if comforting glow around the site local residents never and building façade. have occasion to actually Architectural and design go inside. This can be tweaks to the exterior, such as achieved by incorporating the introduction of wood, brick, or diverse design elements like stone at the pedestrian level, can lighting and landscaping have a similarly dramatic effect that create interest and on the overall opinion passers-by safety at the edge of the have of a community. Some of the site. Utilizing alternating feedback received indicated that materials, textures, colors, Jami Mohlenkamp individuals equated higher quality and varying window sizes exterior building materials to higher qualand patterns also creates architectural ity care being given within. Similarly, adding interest. Tall landscaping serves residents lively and interesting landscaping is an easy and passers-by alike by providing privacy, and cost-efficient fix that makes a positive screening, and visual dimension. impression. Instead of planting the minimum In the course of OZ Architecture's revegetation required by a city, which can result search on the passer-by experience, it was in stark beds of mulch or gravel interspersed learned that the initial impression given by with the occasional plant or tree, bringing the traditional orientation of a large parking in abundant and diverse plantings in varied lot separating a building from the street edge and windows that face out to a bistro wine bar, allowing parents and residents to sit and talk while maintaining a visual connection to their children. Even though this area doesn't generate revenue, the owners agreed that it would add value by reinforcing a commitment to creating a community that places value on residents and visitors spending time together. 20 EFAmagazine.com * Fall 2016 heights and outdoor features that passers-by can interact with or use (such as benches, large stones, or a fountain) help demonstrate that the building is a fixture of the community and not just an institution. The best communities, from assisted living to rehabilitation, are those where the environments and amenities take the needs of all users into consideration. It's important to approach the initial architecture and design process with this in mind and encourage owners and operators to understand that if they want passers-by and community members to view their building positively, staff to enjoy working there, and loved ones to enjoy visiting, they can't cater solely to the resident. It's time to enhance the experience of everyone who will interact with the space. EFA Jami Mohlenkamp is a principal at OZ Architecture (Denver), where he leads the senior living practice area. He can be reached at jmohlenkamp@ozarch.com. FRED J. FUHRMEISTER FOR OZ ARCHITECTURE The greater good http://www.EFAmagazine.com

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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016
Contents
EFAmagazine.com
Editorial
Show Talk
Bulletin
Community
Bigger in Texas
Exterior Expectations
Personalized Care
High Design
Creative License
Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation Projects
Design Profiles
Product Gallery
Q+A
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Editorial
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Show Talk
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Bulletin
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