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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
ASSISTED LIVING/SKILLED NURSING

The Bridges at Ankeny ANKENY, IOWA
Submitted by: Community Living Solutions APPLETON, WIS.

Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Doug Johnson, president
Firm: Community Living Solutions, www.communitylivingsolutions.com
Design team: Community Living Solutions (architect and construction
manager); Saul Engineering (structural engineer); Bluestone Engineering
(MEP and technology); Saxton (interior designer and FFE); Martin Brothers
(kitchen designer)
Photography: Cook Photograph Co.
Number/type of housing units: 42 skilled nursing rehabilitation suites,
28 long-term care nursing suites, 30 memory care assisted living suites
Total building area (sq. ft.): 78,412
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $142
Total construction cost (excluding land): $11.1 million
Completed: September 2016
The main goal for the owners of
The Bridges at Ankeny was to create
a community that would support
residents' desire to connect with the
outdoor Iowa landscape while also
emphasizing socialization opportunities between residents and among
families.
The large area of the facility on
one floor of construction presented
many challenges and opportunities.
In order to encourage socialization
designers had to make travel routes
between households and activity areas as direct and convenient
as possible. The six individual
households contain all the typical
living and common spaces that
support residents' daily living,
while the central community core
contains public activity and service
spaces that encourage residents to
get out and experience a variety of
ways to socialize. The wayfinding
and connectivity are accomplished
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through the main circular corridor
that connects the front door of each
household to the central community
core. An extensive number of tall
windows borders one side of the
corridor, offering ample daylighting,
views to the exterior, and a defining
feature for wayfinding.
Given the propensity of Iowans to
experience the outdoors, the owners
and designers knew they had to
make strong connections between
indoors and out. Multiple screened
porches are located in the households. Each household has access
to internal secure courtyards. The
main courtyard, an extension of the
central community café, is sized for
large gatherings, performances, and
parties.
The numerous activity spaces and
abundant daylighting achieved the
owners' design intent and provide
residents with a vibrant community
in which to live.


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