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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
INDEPENDENT LIVING/ASSISTED LIVING/MEMORY CARE

Brookdale Edina Park Plaza EDINA, MINN.
Submitted by: Perspectus Architecture CLEVELAND
Project category: Remodel/renovation
Chief administrator: Mike Hardwick, director, corporate
development, Brookdale Senior Living
Design team: Jim Wallis, AIA, IIDA, NCARB, principal-incharge; Clint Luikart, AIA, EDAC, NCARB, project manager;
Dave Urbansky, AIA, architect; Eric Lahrmer, AIA, NCARB,
architect; Jennifer Gibson, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C,
interior designer, (Perspectus Architecture)
Photography: @2015 Larry Kirk Photography
Number/type of housing units: 137 independent living, 55
assisted living, 36 Alzheimer's/dementia
Total building area (sq. ft.): 108,000
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $175 per square foot
Total construction cost (excluding land): $18.85 million
Completion: June 2016
Brookdale Senior Living

around a central dining room

engaged the architect to renovate

with a country kitchen and living

and reposition Edina Park Plaza,

room for resident programming.

an 18-story, seniors-only com-

New resident dining rooms,

munity, which is part of a larger,

a bistro, living room, and other

mixed-use development in an

program areas have been orga-

upscale suburb of Minneapolis.

nized around a central, two-story

The building was reorganized

lobby space creating a sense of

to take advantage of the unique

community at the main entrance,

setting adjacent to an indoor

connecting directly to the public

public park, creating social, rec-

park. A new hospitality image

reational, cultural, and intergen-

was created utilizing custom car-

erational opportunities, physical

pets and light fixtures with colors

and visual connections, and a

and patterns inspired by local

sense of community that activates

country clubs and hotels.

the first floor for residents, staff,

Two new ADA-compliant
elevators were added to the

and visitors.
The property was reposi-

resident tower, reducing elevator

tioned to offer resident-centered

travel from 10 minutes to 30

choices and additional levels of

seconds at peak times. Other

care, solve vertical circulation

improved outcomes include:

problems, and update antiquated

dining and kitchen service

life safety systems.

efficiency with a commercial

Three assisted living floors for

kitchen; and resident circulation

55 residents and two memory

efficiency due to improved

care floors for 36 residents were

elevator service, via a custom

created on the upper floors. The

advanced signaling system and

memory care floors are organized

program relocation.

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