Best Memory Care Design 2019: Benchmark 2.0 Comes To Life On Historic Site

Founded in 1997 by industry pioneer Tom Grape, Benchmark recently embarked on a new chapter, with a new private equity owner and an operating approach internally dubbed “Benchmark 2.0.” This next era is exemplified in one of the latest additions to the Waltham, Massachusetts-based provider’s portfolio, Adelaide of Newton Centre. Located about 10 miles west […]

Best Hospice Design 2019: Progressive Campus Merges Nature, Care

About 10 miles north of downtown Dallas sits a campus of buildings, walking paths and impeccable landscaping anchored around a five-acre pond. The connection of the buildings to the natural elements of the campus evokes a sense of tranquility and respite from the bustling Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This is the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and […]

Best Repositioning of 2019: Dated 1980s Office Building Becomes Modern Senior Living

Originally opened in 1923, today Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri is recognized as a landmark shopping and office district in the City of Fountains — its architecture and design inspired by Moorish and Spanish influences. Walking distance from the plaza stands a five-story building. For years, it was a relic of 1980s office […]

Senior Living Innovators Zero In On Small Homes, Pocket Neighborhoods

When it comes to senior living communities, bigger is sometimes better. But as senior care innovator Dr. Bill Thomas remarked last year, the so-called “big box” model of senior living is no longer the only option for residents. Architects, capital providers, operators and entrepreneurs are exploring new concepts for smaller, more intimate styles of senior […]

Best Affordable Senior Housing Design 2019: Sustainable, Mixed-Use Project Transforms a Downtown Core

A senior housing community has become a linchpin in the revitalization plan for downtown South San Francisco, California — but the project almost did not come to pass. Rotary Terrace is an innovative public-private partnership led by HumanGood Affordable Housing on an urban infill site which connects residents to services and jobs, built with sustainability […]

Best Assisted Living Design of 2019: Vertical Mainstreet in a Micro-Urban Market

The trend of innovative senior housing communities being built in urban, mixed-use settings is not limited to the nation’s major metropolitan areas, as proven by an assisted living community that opened its doors last year in the town of White River Junction, Vermont. The Village at White River Junction brought 80 senior living units to […]

Best Independent Living Design of 2019: A Community That Emulates a Small Town

Just a stone’s throw away from downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania, lies a compact independent living campus. But, one might not realize it at first glance. That’s because the campus —- an offshoot of local senior housing nonprofit Moravian Manor called Warwick Woodlands — was designed with the same small-town feel as the surrounding area. Its design […]