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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
INDEPENDENT LIVING/ASSISTED LIVING/MEMORY CARE

The Reserve at Mills Farm APEX, N.C.
Submitted by: JDavis Architects RALEIGH, N.C.

The project vision was of a vibrant continuum of care community campus that enhanced the quality of life for all residents, enabled
independence, and provided care in
a comfortable and familiar environment. The building was shaped to
wrap large pockets of green space
for healthy outdoor amenity areas.
The use of stone and earthy palette
ties the building to the site.
The connection to nature and
elegant rustic aesthetic carries
throughout the interior. Light filled
rooms, spacious corridors, visual
connections to the exterior, and
extended sightlines create a sense
of openness. A clear path of circulation and differentiated destinations enables easy wayfinding and
memorable spatial experiences.
Wellness services include fitness rooms, pharmacy, PT, and
Health Suite. Overall, the sense of
well-being and community comes
from the friendly and energetic
staff, varied opportunities for both
independent and social time, and
an engaged resident population.
Independent living residents
have spacious apartments, lively
community spaces, and various
dining options, all with connections to outdoor courts and patios.
The variety of spatial experiences
for assisted living residents is

equally broad, including patios shared within a large private
courtyard. Active social spaces,
dining, and activity rooms are balanced by quiet common areas and
comfortable resident rooms, many
with direct access to the court.
Understanding that a serene
environment was essential for
memory care residents, four small
houses, each with six private
rooms flanking a large common
space, were included. These were
paired with each two sharing a
pleasant and secure courtyard.

Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Vinson Bankoski, executive director
Firm: JDavis Architects, www.jdavisarchitects.com
Design team: JDavis Architects (architect); Lighthouse Engineering (MEP);
Britt Peters Assoc. (structural); Design Resource Group (landscape
architecture)
Photography: Clear Sky Images; JDavis Architects (rendering)
Number/type of housing units: 99 independent living, 30 assisted living, 24 memory care
Total building area (sq. ft.): 178,554
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $143
Total construction cost (excluding land): $25.5 million
Completed: August 2020

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