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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Integrace, Buckingham's Choice ADAMSTOWN, MD.
Submitted by: Arris, A Design Studio Inc. BALTIMORE

BEFORE

Arris worked collaboratively with
the Integrace team to renovate its
independent living clubhouse at
Buckingham's Choice. Renovations
and modifications impact areas
including the multipurpose
room, centralized dining room,
lobby/reception area, restrooms,
administrative suite, and corridors
throughout. Arris was challenged
to increase the multipurpose room
footprint to allow maximum capacity
for events, requiring significant
rework, eliminating columns, and
opening up the space to allow the
abundance of natural light. To enhance
the multifunctional performance of
the overall design, a custom wall was
installed to divide the space. This
feature allows for easy transformation
from one large space to multiple
smaller spaces. A hearing loop system
was incorporated to transmit sounds
electromagnetically to those wearing
hearing aids. This loop system became
critical to the project success due to
increased capacity of the multipurpose
space and needed to provide acoustics
for the enlarged setting.
The centralized dining room
was converted into a more intimate
restaurant venue, incorporating
large banquettes to provide cozy

Project category: Remodel/renovation
Chief administrator: Robert J. Albright, owner's representative, vice president, Integrace Facilities Development
Firm: Arris, A Design Studio Inc., www.arrisdesign.com
Design team: Judy James, IIDA, LEED AP, project principal; Tara Whitehurst, project manager/designer; Sarah
Trageser, CID, interior designer (Arris, A Design Studio Inc.); Kathleen Lechleiter, architect (K. Lechleiter Architect
LLC); Century Engineering (MEP and structural consultants); Plano Coudon (general contractor)
Photography: 2016 Alain Jaramillo Photography
Number/type of housing units: 220 independent living, 45 assisted living, 42 skilled nursing
Total building area (sq. ft.): 18,209
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $70
Total construction cost (excluding land): $1.29 million
Completed: October 2016
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nooks, breaking up the existing large
centralized dining room. New light
gauge faux beams were added to span
across the open area, bringing down
the ceiling visually without sacrificing
the vaulted ceiling and beautiful
views of Sugarloaf Mountain. A
private dining area was also provided,
available by reservation.
Within this project's goals, the
community added more amenity space
to their wish list. After researching


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Come together
All ages welcome
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2017 Jury
Seen and heard
A reinvention
Illuminating ideas
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Project directory
EFA Design Showcase
Product gallery
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