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she says. This movement has gone a long way toward improving more
acute environments, too. "We can specify an independent living project
that meets all the requirements of skilled nursing now, so there's no step
down in design from one level of care to another, which is critical," says
Dean Maddalena, founder and president of StudioSix5 (Austin, Texas).
Product selection isn't the only thing that's grown. More and more
designers are entering senior living design, attracted to the progress
taking place and bringing ideas from other sectors like hospitality and
corporate interiors with them. "You're getting a lot more designers in
the field, and any time that happens there's going to be more variety
and more innovation," Denton says.

The relationships between owners and the design community have in
many cases progressed greatly since those conversations
20 years
DESTINATION SPACES - REMODEL/RENOVATION

how we want it to perform and function, well before we even meet
with the architects."
In fact, it's the owners who may be doing the pushing back these
days. "We have to communicate [our vision] clearly and be willing to say
what elements are non-negotiable, are critical for the people I expect
to live here, and really understand what is important," Rose Villa's Byrd
says. "It's definitely a partnership. I can't imagine just handing it over. It's
a very intense back and forth, and a very rewarding experience."
For internal designers working for owners and operators, a new interest has emerged in not only basing designs on internal community
feedback but of looking to the greater market to best position a property for the future. "The expectation for a while now is you need to go
out and see the competition, check out what else is going on within
that community to make sure we're servicing and moving that property forward for the next 10-15 years," Brookdale's Busalacchi says.

ago, when architects began pressing the status quo. For starters,
some providers are coming to the table better informed. "Back in the
BEST
day, we would call the architect and expect them to create a design,
bring it to us, and we would put our stamp of approval on it and it
would be built," Lindsey says. "Now we're starting to realize the importance of our involvement in the dialogue. We have a good sense of the
experience we want people to have when they come into a space and

Likewise, at Sunrise Senior Living, Andy Coelho, senior vice president
of facilities, design, and development (McLean, Va.), says, "We're trying to do a lot more of bringing in our sales, marketing, and operation
groups into the design process," with insight delivered at the start and
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end of each construction project on what
could be done better, what
Continuing
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retirement Community
the competition is doing, and what customers
are
seeking.
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choice at all levels of care.

At Air Force Village I, the Sky
Lounge, located on the 16th floor, is
the more formal dining option. What
used to be an isolated and underutilized multipurpose room is now
a destination restaurant and lounge
overlooking the adjacent airfield and
downtown San Antonio. The dining
room includes a piano bar as well as
a private dining room designed to
host special wine tastings and private
occasions. The intimate environment
creates a distinctive and memorable
experience for residents and guests.

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There was a significant amount of
complexity associated with renovating
the top floor of the existing high-rise
into a new dining venue. The renovations required additional floor space,
a new kitchen on the ground floor and

AFTER

Submitted by Tremain Architects and
Planners The CCRC needed fitness facilities
that could support an increase in participation
in fitness programs as well the owner's desire
to diversify what classes and activities could
be offered. An addition delivered a swimming/
therapy pool, exercise studio for classes of up
to 30 people, a cardio-strength gym, putting
green and golf simulator, massage therapy
suite, and café for healthy snacks.

finishing kitchen on the 16th floor, as
well as a new elevator to supplement
the existing slower elevators. As with
any addition of non-revenue producing

BEFORE

spaces, managing the cost was a
priority. The overall design for the Sky
Lounge capitalized on views and providing a unique private dining venue
overlooking the downtown skyline.
The repositioning also included the
addition of a casual, rustic bistro on
the first floor. In the morning, residents
can sit here and enjoy coffee and a
pastry or take it to go. Throughout the
rest of the day and evening, various
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are available. Several flat screen monitors can transform this space into a
sports bar, Oscars party, or news café
with lively debates by residents. There
is also a fully stocked bar and outdoor
terrace.
In addition, three new four-story
independent living residences were
added to the new entry of Village I,
replacing less-marketable existing
smaller duplex type homes and apartments; and a new skilled care-rehabilitation residence, designed in a small
house connected model, replaces the
existing institutional model. Village II is
adding 75 customized-to-suit, ranchstyle independent living homes.

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Moorings Park:
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Bloomington, Minn.

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Air Force Village I:
Sky Lounge

Friendship Village
Fitness Center

Submitted by Wegman Design Group
Inc. Core activities supported in this
37,000-square-foot space dedicated to
health and wellness for residents of the
CCRC include medical, physical therapy,
fitness and exercise, spa and salon, and
education. The center's plan was built
with flexibility in mind to support current
and future resident needs, including
intentionally unbuilt space.

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golf simulator; a nine-hole putting green;

sign of this space and building facade

to get a deeper understanding of

resident needs to future needs. This

themselves through a more immersive

includes intentionally unbuilt space to

experience of relevant programs,

allow for some ideal future program-

regimens, and treatments. The

ming.

interior design supports this through
functional spaces that are also ap-

The new facility varies dramatically
from the prior exercise, clinic, therapy,

Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Dr. Michael Gloth, chief medical officer
Firm: Wegman Design Group Inc., www.wegmandesigngroup.com
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renovation project transformed
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and wellness. Project
providing the best possible senior
underutilized multipurpose
room on
wellness environment that applies principles of an integrative medical model;
the 16th floor of a high-rise
military
opportunities to strengthen the mind,
engagement in life;
retirement community body,
intospirit,a and
destination
and, finally, adaptability and flexibility
restaurant and lounge overlooking
the
from current resident needs
to those
of future residents, and to address
adjacent airfield and downtown
San
changes as the facility
grows.
The interior design started with a
Antonio. It includes a piano
bar for wine
comprehensive programming and
planning phase, which identified areas
tastings and private dining
space for
of core activities: medical, physical
therapy, fitness and exercise, spa and
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Submitted by RLPS Architects and RLPS
Interiors An old café in the town center of
this CCRC was reinvented to become The
Harvest Table, a new dining experience
with interiors that reflect the rural setting
and agrarian lifestyle of the surrounding
community. The design uses elements such
Spring 2015 * Supplement to Environments for Aging
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canning jars, stacked logs, and corn
crib-inspired shelving. Food stations open
to dining areas, which house varied and
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Editorial Advisory Board
Show Talk
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Welcome
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Now and then
Setting the stage
Close to home
Open house
All inclusive
Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation projects
Introduction
Product Innovation Awards winners
Product Innovation Gallery
Design Profiles
Q+A
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