{ 2015 Senior Living By Design Awards }

the silent generation,” noted Senior Living by Design Judge Scott Burkholder, who

works in business development for Horst Construction.

Te vision ultimately turned into a 275,000-square-foot community composed of two new buildings—one five stories, the other three, which are formed as if two letter “Cs” are facing each other, and situ- ated around the historic depot. Te depot is now an elegant space for residents with a fireplace, baby grand piano, and 14-foot ceilings, in a space that welcomes natural light through its large Palladium windows. Special care was taken to soundproof the buildings’ window and walls due to the community’s location near two active rail lines and a busy traffic intersection. Addi- tionally, an acoustic loop was placed in the floor of one of the community’s common rooms to augment the acoustical quality of lectures, films, and musical productions for the hearing impaired. “As an architect, this is the kind of project I dream about taking on,” said

Judge Dan King, who is a principal at Meyer. “It’s a successfully executed urban project that takes great advantage of a historic landmark and blends well into the environment.”

Te independent living wing includes

the SkyBar, overlooking two parks, along with views of the Platte River and walking paths. Te bar includes card tables, fire- places, and indoor and outdoor seating. An outdoor deck adjacent to the dining room provides assisted living residents with their own common area overlooking the Millennium Bridge, a light rail station, and Union Station. Te community also includes an open

air, glass-enclosed, landscaped central courtyard for residents of the memory care wing. Te courtyard provides a circular walking path where residents can examine trees, bushes, and raised planters (for gardening projects). Te residence was named senior living

“Project of the Year” by Hospitality Design magazine.

BRANDYWINE SENIOR LIVING AT HADDONFIELD Haddonfield, New Jersey Brandywine Senior Living Architect: Meyer Design

Brandywine Senior Living at Had- donfield in New Jersey is a completely renovated historic house that serves as the town’s only assisted living community. Te residence includes what originally was an 1865 Italianate mansion known as the E. Hodgson Home and an approximately 10,000-square-foot personal care addition built in 1953. Brandywine redeveloped the site by restoring the historic home in conjunction with the town’s Historic Preservation Commission and rebuilding the addition into a 52-apartment luxury, boutique-style and neighborhood-com- patible assisted living and memory care residence. Te work with the preservation commission strengthened Brandywine’s relationship with the neighborhood, and Brandywine was invited to be a part of the 2014 walking tour for the National Association of Historic Preservation Commission Convention. “Te opening of this building is a testament to all that we can achieve when we work together,” said New Jersey state Sen. Corey Booker at the grand opening of the community in September. “Brandywine’s work with the community, preservation commissions, and local government is commendable. Your collaboration and vision are an inspiration and will benefit the entire community for years to come.” Te home is used by many local com-

munity groups for community engage- ment. Te living and dining rooms and music area, along with the front porch, are available to many local clubs and charities for special events. Te new design addressed many of the deficits in the common and personal space of the 1953 building. A dining room with adjacent wine bar, front entry, and well-lit hallways with safety features such as exte- rior emergency lighting and key-coded entry points were added, plus a front desk concierge and a new front entrance. A walk-out terrace level was constructed to house a theater, Escapades for Life pro- gram, beauty salon, therapy room, bistro, and laundry.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52