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Site specific
To begin delivering on that goal, the project
team embraced regenerative design, an evolution
of sustainable design that focuses not
just on doing less harm but on doing more
good. This approach was taken to meet longterm
goals and ultimately to better align with
today's environmental challenges, says Amy
Cheever, principal, director of strategy, and
senior living practice leader at Cuningham
(Minneapolis). Specific strategies included the
use of native plantings to reduce the need for
irrigation, maintenance, and harmful fertilizers
as well as operable windows to increase
access to fresh air.
The campus is organized with one- and
two-bedroom senior apartments for independent
living residents located in the detached
" Brownstone " building on the lower
end of the significantly graded site, while the
other housing offerings are grouped together
in the " Lodge " on the top of the hill. The latter
surround the centerpiece of the campus-a
24,000-square-foot Town Center amenity
building that features dining facilities, a bistro,
hearth room, club, fitness and wellness center,
maker space, library, theater, and chapel.
Mike Jones, project landscape architect at
Cuningham (Minneapolis), the firm behind
both the project's architecture and landscape
architecture, says maximizing views of Mt.
Rainier was a main driver in how the amenity
space was designed and oriented. For example,
upon entrance to the Town Center, residents
and visitors can see outside through a wall of
floor-to-ceiling windows with a view toward
the mountains.
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Cheever says another goal from the client
was maximizing access to daylight to compensate
for the Pacific Northwest's gray days as
well as help bring the outdoors closer to residents,
many of whom might not be able to get
outside as much as they once did. One solution
is a " biophilia breezeway, " which connects the
Town Center to one of the independent living
wings and features a walkway on one side and a
meeting room on the other. Glass walls on both
sides allow a visual connection to the outdoors,
including a dry creek bed. Operable windows
add a sensory experience, including the sounds
of water, wind, and birds and the scents of native
plantings.
Another driver that informed the site plan
was water. An existing ravine served as inspiration
for a display of water as it flows through
the campus. A dry creek bed appears to run
through the Lodge but is designed so that the
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