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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
ASSISTED LIVING/MEMORY CARE

Palmview at Gulf Coast Village CAPE CORAL, FLA.
Submitted by: AG Architecture WAUWATOSA, WIS., AND Studio 121 NASHVILLE, TENN.
Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Kevin Ahmadi, executive director
Firm: AG Architecture, www.agarch.com; Studio 121,
www.studio-121.net
Design team: AG Architecture (architect); Volunteers of America,
(owner/operator); Greystone Communities (development
consultant); Studio 121 (interior designer); Lecesse Construction
(general contractor)
Photography: Jad Ryherd Photography
Number/type of housing units: 80 assisted living, 48 memory
support
Total building area (sq. ft.): 137,895
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $203
Total construction cost (excluding land): $28 million
Completed: April 2017
This established provider
took the initiative to reposition their community in
the marketplace with a new
assisted living and memory
support product that redefines supportive living. The
goal was to design a building
with enhanced resident
units, a vibrant, amenity-rich
setting, and the flexibility to
respond to market demands.
The innovative aspect of
this project was translating

the household concept to a larger
population. By stacking 10-bed
households vertically and carefully
organizing amenities and service
areas in a centralized core, the team
was able to maintain the intimacy of
the household concept while maximizing efficiency. Designing the
households based on eight-foot corridor configurations also supports
long-term planning and flexibility,
allowing the licensing for each
floor to change as needed. Elevated
resident amenities, such as in-unit
washers and dryers, cooktops, and
walk-in closets, enhance daily life
and promote independence.
The interior design was inspired
by the hospitality appeal more
typically expected in independent
living environments. The ambiance
and intimacy in the high-end lobby
create a memorable first impression,
while the textures, layers of details,
and gorgeous pops of color continue
this "wow" factor throughout the
building. The design and amenity offering, including six dining
venues, outdoor connections, and
courtyard destinations has created
an organic flow encouraging active
resident life. Palmview residents
love their building and whether they
describe it as a hotel or resort, they
say so with a sense of pride because
they are happy to call it home, and
that is what truly makes it a success.

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Style and substance
Life well lived
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EFA Design Showcase
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