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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
INDEPENDENT LIVING

Village Pointe Commons GRAFTON, WIS.
Submitted by: AG Architecture WAUWATOSA, WIS.
FINALIST
Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Judi Blanding, executive director
Firm: AG Architecture, www.agarch.com
Design team: AG Architecture (architect); Capri Senior Communities
(developer); PDC Midwest (interior designer); 4 Design LLC (interior
designer); Catalyst Construction (general contractor)
Photography: Lacy Landre
Number/type of housing units: 122 independent living, 65 assisted
living, 24 memory support (26 beds), 16 Casettas
Total building area (sq. ft.): 292,138
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $104
Total construction cost (excluding land): $30.3 million
Completed: March 2017
The Grafton area, a northern
suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presented a development opportunity to provide
a unique living option to an
underserved senior population.
The developer wanted to create
a true sense of community with
this project and offer a distinct
senior living experience focused
on health, well-being, and an
enhanced quality of life. While
the campus includes assisted
living apartments, a 26-bed,
state-of-the art memory care

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community, and 122 independent living apartments, it is the
unique Casetta option that sets
this community apart. 
The Casettas are a cottagestyle neighborhood comprising four cottage-style homes,
an attractive alternative to
independent living apartments.
Each 8,514-square-foot Casetta
offers four two-bedroom, twobathroom units with living
spaces, garages, and private
entrances. The four units connect to a shared communal area
at the center of the Casetta.
This allows residents to take advantage of this space for larger
family gatherings or to connect
with the other residents while
keeping the more intimate
spaces of a home private. This
is a co-housing experience that
supports socialization between
the household neighbors while
providing the extra space
needed for entertaining family
and friends.
The Casettas are like a
private neighborhood within
this community. This sense of
community is further enhanced
by the amenities available in
the commons area within the
independent living complex
and across campus, giving the
Casetta residents the best of
both worlds. 


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Higher calling
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2018 jury/award winners and finalists
Style and substance
Life well lived
Leading the way
Making the cut
Pushing boundaries
Project directory
EFA Design Showcase
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