1. American Orchards Senior Living, Gilbert, Ariz., Paul O’Connor and Associates. This community appears as if it would belong on the East Coast with its gables, wrap-around porches, and white picket fence.

2. Arbor Terrace, Morris Plains, N.J., Meyer Architecture + Interiors. An assisted living and memory care project with a crafts- man-style design inspired by the history of the local com- munity. The building provides a warm, friendly, home-like environment for its residents.

3. Atria Foster Square, Foster City, Calif., Perkins Eastman. Con- sidered Atria’s latest flagship for urban senior living, this project demonstrates a new approach to site selection and responsive design that integrates residents into the larger neighborhood of activities and invites neighbors into the building.

4. Avery Heights, Hartford, Conn., Amenta Emma Architects. This memory care project offers a flexible environment for staff to assemble small groups in meaningful ways to engage with each other. The outdoor living space is used for patio chats and outdoor exercise.

5. The Club at Shell Point, Fort Myers, Fla., RDG Planning & Design. This two-story plantation-style clubhouse is the newest addition to the Shell Point Retirement Community. It ex- udes old southern Florida charm.

6. Friendship Point Observation Amphitheater and Observation Point, Fort Myers, Fla., RDG Planning & Design. An old grass amphitheater at Shell Point Retirement Community was redeveloped with a freshwater lagoon, new amphitheater, stage and decorative railings, along with sculptures.

7. Generations at Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Ariz., Todd & Associates, Inc., Thoma-Holec Design. Situated prominently in the highly regarded urban village of Ahwatukee, the proj- ect’s location with its unique village feel served as a major influence in the design process.

8. GranVida, Carpenteria, Calif., Irwin Partners Architects. With the high cost of land in California, this project utilized the sound shell of an existing underperforming office building to accommodate assisted living and memory care.

9. Gulf Coast Village, Cape Coral, Fla., AG Architecture. This proj- ect embraces the household concept, but demonstrates the efficiencies that can be achieved when clustered to- gether in 10, 20, and 40 resident groupings. The strategy was to bring the small house concepts together into a larger, more vertical structure.

10. Heritage Lake Country, Hartland, Wis., Dimension IV-Madison. The project incorporates various amenities that allow people to meet and interact. One such feature is the “pub” room, which serves as a central area for residents to gather and watch television, play card games, and so- cialize. High-quality finishes include natural woodwork, in-floor radiant heat, large windows for natural light, and a grand, five-star hotel entry.

11. Kingswood Senior Living Community, Kansas City, Mo., AG Architecture. This life plan community underwent a reno- vation and the first floor now provides common space with a modern auditorium, a variety of dining venues (in- cluding a bistro and pub), as well as a renovated library space that is a favorite of the residents.

12. La Loma Village, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Architectural Collaborative Team, Thoma-Holec Design. This project replaced the dat- ed, original interiors with a fresh and enlivened space including the reception desk, lobby, lobby seating, out- door patio, and adjacent, unused storage space that was reconfigured to add square footage.

13. The Legend Memory Care at Rivendell, Oklahoma City, Okla., W.D. Architects P.A. This project combines its authentically home-like look and feel with thoughtfully designed fea- tures created with memory care residents in mind. Com- mon areas are scaled down to meet a resident’s idea of a grand scale house, rather than a hospital or hotel.

14. Mariposa Point of Algodón Center, Phoenix, Ariz., McFarlin Group. Situated strategically within the Algodón Medical Park as well as near retail shops, this project offers as- sisted living and memory care with strong architecture and an urban living feel.

15. Merrill Gardens at Rockridge, Oakland, Calif., Urbal Architecture. Located in a vibrant Oakland neighborhood, this six- story mixed-used senior housing development was de- signed to reflect the local vernacular to blend in with the existing community. The two opposing façade designs blend urban and residential designs to offer the best of both aesthetics.

16. MorningStar of Fountain Hills, Fountain Hills, Ariz., Landmark Design, Thoma-Holec Design. With a welcoming and open feel, this upscale community bridges the gap between high-end residential living and boutique hospitality. Art- work, warm millwork, draperies, and wood-look porcelain flooring provide visual warmth and familiarity.

17. MorningStar at RidgeGate, Lone Tree, Colo., Lantz-Boggio Architects, Thoma-Holec Design. This project recreates an art gallery experience through the selection and placement of unique, one-of-a-kind pieces showcased throughout the interior of the community and outdoor courtyards.


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