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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
AWARD OF MERIT

Illuminating ideas
The Cottage at Cypress Cove caught jurors' attention-and earned an Award of Merit
in the EFA Design Showcase-for its incorporation of a tunable circadian lighting
system and holistic design features to support the needs of residents with dementia

Living rooms at The Cottage at Cypress Cove
are comfortable, casual spaces that include
ceiling details where the light therapy system
is integrated. An open display of themed
accessories provides visual interest and
opportunities for interaction.

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harged with creating the most advanced,
state-of-the-art residence available for
memory care, SFCS Architects (Roanoke,
Va.) brought several innovative ideas to the table
for The Cottage at Cypress Cove in Fort Meyers,
Fla., such as a center service core and unique
resident room layout. But the one that impressed
jurors for the 2017 EFA Design Showcase the
most is the use of lighting technology to help
with light-related symptoms of dementia. "It's an
invisible way to manage and treat the disease

through the design of the environment," says
Melissa Pritchard, senior vice president at SFCS
Architects, which designed the project along
with the interiors division of GMK Associates
(Columbia, S.C.).
Pritchard had been following Mariana Figueiro,
professor and program director at the Lighting
Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.), and her work on light therapy. So
when the operator's leaders asked what could
be done to make the community's memory care

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