Located in the Sunnyside Neighborhood of Northwest Denver, this senior resident project sits on 2 acres at the corner of 46th Avenue and Tejon St and consists of two phases. The first phase is a 62 unit Senior living apartment building featuring 1 and 2 bedroom units on three floors with an underground parking garage. The second phase consists of 18 single family townhomes, two story, two bedroom and two and a half bath for sale units with detached garage and fenced yards.
This urban development provides a social network for tenant interaction and community integration. The site incorporates a large outdoor communal area with walking paths, gardens and reflection spaces. Interior amenities offer a wide range of activities including a community room, library and fitness center. Careful design consideration was given to accommodate the special needs of the residents while allowing them to age with freedom.
Golden West Manor is a not-for-profit provider of senior housing. This project includes 54 market rate residential units as an adjunct to their facility in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to the residences, the facility includes a dining room with full kitchen, a wellness center, an activity room and several smaller lounges for socializing, as well as enclosed parking. The new facility is linked to the existing facility by an enclosed bridge at the 3rd level. The landscaping was completely revised to create several outdoor "rooms" to encourage more active and passive use of the exterior spaces. It also links the new facility to the existing social activities in the main level.
This building was the first project constructed in Highlands Gardens Village on the site of the former Elitch Gardens Amusement Park outside of Denver. The building is designed to fit well into its neighborhood context and contains a total of 63 residential units on three floors. It also includes a living and dining room, an exercise room and a library.
This building-built in 1966 as a student dormitory-was purchased with the intent to create an active adult living community with quality residential unit plans and luxury finishes.
The project includes demolition of the two low-rise flanking buildings and renovation of the 9 story tower. There will be 63 new residential units in the tower and two new three-story buildings with 54 units flanking the existing tower over new covered parking. The 117 total units range in size and provide for one and two bedroom residences. Units are designed for assisted-living requirements, yet have the appearance of independent living units. The design approach creates an interactive living environment centered on the common areas located in the tower balanced with residential units in the new construction on either side.
The design provides for a full restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center, activities areas, small theatre and spa creating an interactive community for the residents.
Argyle Park Square Inc. is a non-profit organization providing housing for the elderly at below-market rates. The Continuing Care Retirement Community is located in a northwest Denver residential area and contained on a full city block of approximately three acres. One of the buildings is a historically significant structure built in 1899 that had numerous additions which did not meet present building codes. OZ Architecture designed an entirely new facility for assisted-living and nursing care that incorporated the restored facade. Construction proceeded in two successive phases to allow continuous occupation without relocating any residents off-site. Many of the original interior elements such as fireplace mantels, stairs and cabinetry were saved and reused in the new facility. These units meet current handicapped elderly guidelines, while retaining the flavor of the original building. Roof slopes, overhangs, and exterior finishes blend with the facade, while interior finishes and details were modeled on the pre-existing building. The original entry court was retained and the 2nd-floor porch was restored, and a new cloistered garden was created that is central to many of the activity spaces including the dining room. The new facility provides 109 assisted-living units and 60 nursing beds in a two and three story structure. Both resident rooms and ancillary spaces provide greatly improved facilities designed to incorporate ADA and elderly guidelines. The common space has been designed to incorporate an antique fireplace mantel and a wall mirror that graced the original Argyle Parlor. Residents congregate in one of the many informal gathering places that is furnished with original antiques and artwork.