Estimated Completion: 2020
Construction Cost: $13,000,000
Square Footage: 49,000 SF
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Client: Episcopal Retirement Communities
Affordable Senior Housing
All Saints Senior Living Community is a proposed affordable senior-housing project with 50 units comprising a mix of studios, 1 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms.
As part of healthy, community-based design, the project treats the dining area, kitchen, activities area, and parlor as communal space that opens to a front patio where residents can interact with their neighbors. The design concept not only encourages our seniors to engage with the community but also promotes inter-generational interaction. In addition to the residential communal space, the project features a high-ceilinged multi-purpose room that is shared with the surrounding neighborhood and provides after school programs to local youth.
The neighborhood has mostly single-family homes with scattered multi-family housing, including Pacific Villa Senior Housing, as well as the Korean Women’s Association Community Services Center, New Life Church, and Larchmont Elementary School. The concept for All Saints Senior Living Community is to treat it as a group of single family homes. The building height steps down to one story at the street, where the cluster of low roof lines activates the relationship of the building to the context, promoting a pedestrian friendly neighborhood where the memory care residents are part of the community.