Best Affordable Housing Design 2017: Loft Living in the Rust Belt

In 1919, the A.S. Kreider Shoe Company moved into a newly built, 64,000-square-foot factory. Throughout the years, the large brick building in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, has served as the home of Lebanon Dress Company, Hermann Handkerchief, and, now, Kreider Commons, the 2017 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Award winner in the “Best Affordable Housing” category. Recently, […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (3/16/17)

Construction: Planned Work to Begin Soon On Senior Living Facility in Virginia A 230,000-square-foot senior living facility is scheduled to break ground at the end of this March in Fairfax, Virginia. The project, by IntegraCare, will include 91 independent living units, 79 assisted living units, 24 memory care units and 16 units for high-acuity patients. […]

Movers & Shakers: Welltower Foundation Launches to Promote Wellness

Welltower Foundation Launches to Promote Wellness Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) launched the Welltower Foundation, an organization aimed at promoting wellness, encouraging a high quality of life for aging populations and supporting other groups and innovations that do the same. Erin Ibele has been named president of the foundation. The foundation’s first course of action is […]

Best of Independent Living 2015: Right Site, Right Size

For a market that is no stranger to new real estate development, Azulon at Mesa Verde had an unusually welcome reception when it was in the planning stages of its recent senior living project in Orange County, California. The 55-plus community was first envisioned in 2008 by longtime, family-owned real estate development company M.V. Partners. […]

Movers & Shakers: ALFA’s New Bay State Leader

KTGY Group Architecture Opens New Chicago Studio, Appoints 2 New Principals KTGY Group, Inc. announced on Aug. 26 the opening of a new office in Chicago, and with it the appointments of veteran designers Craig R. Pryde and David M. Kennedy as principals of the studio. Before joining the KTGY team, Pryde and Kennedy served […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for February, Part IV

New Executive Chef Brings ‘International Flair’ to Calif. CCRC Klaus Richter has been named executive chef at Covenant Village of Turlock in California, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC). He is employed by the community’s dining services provider Sodexo and will report to Covenant Village of Turlock Dining Services Director Anne Dean. In his […]

Tips for Creating Accessible Bathroom Environments for Senior Living

It’s becoming increasingly important to design with aging in mind, especially with the population about to get significantly older. Similar to kitchens, bathrooms are also high-traffic areas where it’s imperative to create a safe, accessible, and functional environment for individuals as they age, whether they’re still at home or in a senior living community. “The […]

What’s Cooking in the Design Kitchen: A Recipe for Aging in Place

Whether a senior is living at home or in an assisted or independent living apartment, it’s important to ensure the ability to age in place, especially in important, high-traffic areas such as kitchens. There are many design features that some architects are beginning to implement in kitchens that fall under “Universal Design,” which Manny Gonzalez, […]