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Design team: Alan Moore, AIA, project principal; Beth Faircloth, LEED AP, lead interior designer; Ashley Coe, interior designer; Carol Wooley, LEED AP, interior designer (CJMW Architecture); Choate Construction (general contractor) M ENTS FO R REMODEL/ RENOVATION READERS' CHOICE ING Cost per square foot: $203 N AG Aldersgate Retirement Community Town Center, Central Space CHARLOTTE, N.C. Submitted by: CJMW Architecture WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ENVIRO REMODEL/RENOVATION COMPETITION 2016 able seating, which had no cushions and many chairs with no arms. In renovating, the goal was to design a space that was more attractive and functional for residents while better supporting group activities as well as new operational needs. The team met with administration Cuthbertson Town Center is the as well as all levels of staff throughout commons area of Aldersgate's 61-resi- the planning and design phases of dent memory support unit. Originally this project to identify new uses and built in 2003, the Town Center was or- goals. Aldersgate staff already had ideas ganized as a Village Square, mimicking about what new functions should be an outdoor streetscape with periphery part of the perimeter, based on their spaces surrounding a skylit central experience with the residents. In addi- area. The original Village Square was a tion, the team worked with a resident visual cacophony of colors, materi- committee, which reviewed the design als, and physical elements. With large at each phase and provided feedback planters, a water feature (long since and input. This depth of experience and kept dry), a stage, and multiple areas access was invaluable to the project. PHOTO (AFTER): © RHWILSON PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE separated from the main space by brick Taking inspiration from the gra- columns and metal railings, the center's cious courtyard gardens of Charleston, southern city courtyard aesthetic is car- improvements, such as unique identi- main area had very little usable space. Savannah, and New Orleans, the space ried throughout the space. Details-pi- fiers for each household-a different Artificial-looking storefronts added was refocused on the skylight area, lasters, faux balconies, trellis effects, and color door, a special light fixture-are to the visual confusion. Hard surfaces creating an "outdoor" garden with pergola effects-add relief to flat walls helping residents find their way back to and inefficient acoustic materials made comfortable and supportive seating, in an organic, visually integrated way. their rooms with less assistance. Music it difficult for residents to hear. Harsh surrounded by a colonnade that gives Acoustic panels of dark fabric dampen piped throughout encourages residents light was also a problem, as was avail- definition to the circulation paths. The noise while giving the feeling of second to come and enjoy the sunshine or story windows. New fixtures-decorative other activities. lanterns and LED cove lighting-offer soft but ample light. Each household entry off the Town Center is uniquely identified to assist residents with wayfinding. The renovated Town Center central space and colonnade now provide a comfortable environment for residents to gather, visit or simply sit. Facades to the periphery spaces are more intimate and scaled to the residential. The court- Jury comments: * Nice, clean design * The implementation of the soothing, neutral color palette, use of acoustic materials in an innovative fashion, and the changes to the lighting, are all critical components of this successful renovation! * This is a lovely reorganization of a relatively new space that is logical and functional for the memory care residents. An example of less is more. yard feels light and airy, but the detailing gives it a relatable scale and context. There is plenty of comfortable seating, and acoustics and lighting deficiencies have been resolved. BEFORE PHOTO (AFTER): © RHWILSON PHOTOGRAPHY 54 Environments for Aging * special supplement In addition, even seemingly small Reader comments: * The project renovated a contrived streetscape into a much more natural looking area that offers more seniorfriendly seating. * I love the church/chapel that was incorporated into the Aldersgate project for Alzheimer's residents. * The Town Center space at Aldersgate is beautiful!

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Environments for Aging - Fall 2016

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 - EFAmagazine.com
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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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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Community
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Exterior Expectations
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - High Design
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Creative License
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation Projects
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Product Gallery
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