The design centers around the idea that senior citizens feel more comfortable in environments which provide security without making them isolated from the community at large. They require space for programs that challenge the physical and emotional passivity that may accompany seniority. A village of two and three story tile roofed cottages is organized around a central "mall," which incorporates a number of activities such as shuffle board, bocci ball, and tai chi. Penetrating the "mall" is an exercise trail connecting the different landscapes dispersed throughout the site. The complex includes two community centers located at opposite ends of the "mall." The formal "kiss and ride" entrance includes a veranda overlooking the street intersection.
Year completed: 1997