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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Rose Villa PORTLAND, ORE.
Submitted by: RLPS Architects LANCASTER, PA., AND MGA Architects PORTLAND, ORE.

NATHAN COX PHOTOGRAPHY

NATHAN COX PHOTOGRAPHY

NATHAN COX PHOTOGRAPHY

This garden community, originally opened in 1960, faced several
challenges contributing to declining occupancy. Known for its lush
landscaping and relaxed lifestyle,
the campus consisted of linear,
one-story garden apartments that
no longer met consumer expectations. Navigating the steep 22-acre
hillside site was challenging for
existing residents and daunting for
those considering the community.
The first phase of gradual

Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Vassar T. Byrd, CEO
Firms: RLPS Architects, www.rlps.com; MGA Architects, www.myhregroup.com
Design team: RLPS Architects (architect of record); MGA Architects (design architect and interior designer); Witz
Co. (development consultant); Reese Engineering (MEP engineer); R&H Construction Co. (general contractor);
Macdonald Environmental Planning PC (landscape architect)
Photography: Nathan Cox Photography; Steve Wanke Photography
Number/type of housing units: 77 independent living
Total building area (sq. ft.): 139,580
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $270
Total construction cost (excluding land): $37.7 million
Completed: July 2016

STEVE WANKE PHOTOGRAPHY

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replacement or exterior renovation
of all 263 units (some of which had
been converted to non-resident
uses) introduced pocket neighborhoods organized around gardens
stepping down the hillside. Each
pocket neighborhood is composed
of seven cottage homes overlooking an intimate courtyard. The
result creates smaller, pedestrianfriendly neighborhoods within the
larger community, which capitalize
on garden connections and outdoor views. The "over-under" cottages in each pocket neighborhood
maximize site utilization while
providing compact floor plans
that are sized to be affordable, yet
maintain open living spaces with
views in multiple directions.
The pocket neighborhoods
transition up to a new Main Street
with resident amenities at street
level and loft apartments on floors
above. The loft apartments provide
a residential option for consumers
who prefer downtown living with
interior connection to common
spaces. Situated at the highest
point of the site overlooking the
Willamette River, Main Street
provides a unique and appealing
first impression of the campus, as
well as reinforcing a sense of place
within the larger community.
The Town Center is located
directly off the main public road
and provides a curb-free Main
Street/Plaza that can be closed off

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