{ 2015 Senior Living By Design Awards }

accessibility, and safety,” said Judge Maria Nadelstumph, Brandywine Senior Living vice president of organizational develop- ment and program excellence. In designing the building, the stake- holders focused on resident choice. For example, the building’s activity areas are designed to encourage the choice of interaction. Residents can see activities underway and choose if they would like to participate. Te building’s residential floors offer 243 apartments with 12 dif- ferent floor plans, while dining areas offer multiple seating arrangements. Technology is woven throughout the buildings to ensure residents’ safety and well-being. To minimize walking dis- tances, elevators are dual-sided and four elevators aid in shortening the wait time. Emergency response systems are used in residence bath and bedrooms. More than 100 cameras are present at building entry points, resident corridors, and other key areas. Doctors’ offices are located in the community’s Wellness Center along with home health and rehabilitation services. Te judges agreed that the project accomplished its three goals: to create a community of unsurpassed luxury and hospitality, to design a building with excellent customer service found in a luxury hotel while providing exceptional care and service, and to create a building designed for aging in place while utilizing extensive technology features.

VIVANTE ON THE COAST Costa Mesa, California Vivante Westside Architect: Hill Partners

Vivante is its own campus situated on a

private, gated seven-acre lot on California’s coast. Te community includes a variety of one- and two-bedroom floorplans from 450 to 1,800 square feet. Options include full kitchens, walk-in closets, bathrooms, and glass-enclosed outdoor patios, along with a washer/dryer. Special attention was paid to the size and layout of the floor plans and choice of cabinet and kitchen finishes. “I especially like the kitchen finishes—

very high-end and impressive,” said Judge Steven Strumpf, who is also an executive director with Brookdale. Fellow judge

Vivante on the Coast

“This project has the kind of elements I like to see in a project: innovative use of technol- ogy that the residents can use, and finding ways to attract families to visit their loved ones more regularly. The exterior courtyard has an abundance of smaller seating areas for families to hang out with and visit their loved ones.”

—Judge Dan King, principal, Meyer, discussing Vivante on the Coast

Maria Nadelstumph praised the avail- ability for future planning, or aging in place, as well as the community’s focus on health and wellness, and connection with outdoor space and with family for engage- ment.

Tis community has a special focus

on resident health and wellness. Vivante offers more than 10,000 square feet of dedicated health and wellness amenity space, including a fitness center, physical therapy on site, hydro massage, indoor saltwater pool, dance floor, reflexology footpath, and spa. Outdoor amenities include a dog park, 2.5 acre wildflower walking path, bocce ball court, and putting green. Raised garden beds are tended to by the residents and used by the chef. Other amenity space includes a theater, salon,


rooftop deck with ocean views, and mul- tiple dining venues. Residents are given choices in every aspect of the community, from the size, layout, and color palette of their apartment to daily activities.


1. Te Palace Group, Te Palace Coral Gables, Coral Gables, FL, Ful- lerton Group Architects. Te project is located in a premier urban location, offering luxury and hospitality while con- sidering the safety, health, and wellness of residents. Te architecture echoes the Mediterranean style found throughout the Coral Gables community. 2. Brandywine Senior Living, Bran-

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