Architecture, Inc. Senior Living

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Founded in 1986, Architecture, Incorporated is a 60-person, award-winning planning, architecture, and interior design practice. We are united in the belief that as trusted advisers and design leaders, we reach beyond the predictable to turn vision into reality while solving complex challenges for public, private, and government clients—improving quality of life through the built environment. Our projects range from complex renovations to new construction for commercial, hospitality, education, healthcare, senior living, multifamily, and sports and recreation clients across the region. This wide range of design experience and core value of client service has made Architecture, Inc. recognized as one of the most prominent firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

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Practice Area Case Studies Design Recognition Client List

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We create environments for seniors that encourage the human spirit to grow and flourish—improving the quality of life and sense of community for residents. Our architectural expertise ranges from master planning, new construction, renovations, sustainable design, and all other aspects of the built environment. We have successfully completed more than 170 projects in 30 states for a variety of senior living environments including assisted living, independent living, and continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), as well as long-term care and skilled nursing facilities. When designing these environments, we believe a home is more than brick and mortar. It is the essence of the individual resident interacting with people and friends, enjoying life in a safe familiar environment. We are committed to improving the quality of life for residents of any age by creating environments and communities in which to thrive.


Integrating “wellness” into senior living communities is an important aspect of both community repositioning and new community development. Wellness involves the whole person, and it centers around six dimensions: social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, and physical. It’s more than state-of-the-art gyms and fitness classes; communities strive to be a center of well-being. Holistic wellness (or whole person wellness) has proven to reduce health care costs and urgent medical treatment. Part design and part programming, today’s senior living community includes access to outdoors, dining alternatives, social spaces, continuing education, occupational therapy, and spiritual support. The broader definition of wellness has evolved rapidly, and senior living options have evolved with it.

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Today’s senior living residences reflect a movement towards hospitality and home-like environments, certainly not the sterile environments that were at one time associated with facilities for seniors. From dining options to common areas, facilities are designed to encourage a sense of activity and destination. The reality is that elderly people don’t want to be in an institution, they want a much more home-like setting. Interiors have moved away from institutional products, and now feature furniture and finishes more in common with a hotel than a hospital.



Brightview Great Falls Great Falls, VA

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02 The Woodlands Fairfax, VA


03 Suffield Meadows Warrenton, VA

04 Artis Senior Living Various Locations


BRIGHTVIEW GREAT FALLS For Brightview at Great Falls, special care was taken to create a design harmonious with the surrounding historic vernacular of Great Falls and natural topography of the site. The 72,000 sf four-story building is set back from the property line with the finished floor elevation established six feet below the road, allowing for a softer streetscape. The building’s exterior is comprised of moss green siding, natural stone, white trim and simple gables and hip roof forms in keeping with the character of the neighborhood. The building’s mass was broken up with several one story wings to give a human scale and understated appearance to the façade. Stone chimneys and other elements such as covered porches were designed to give the building the feeling of a single family residence.

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01 CASE STUDY main entrance

gathering area

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resident apartment


great room


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The Woodlands Retirement Community campus includes a four-story 191,500 sf independent living facility (ILF) containing 102 luxury apartments with underground parking garage for 86 cars. The program includes administrative offices and resort style amenities including an indoor pool and spa, beauty salon, movie theater, party rooms, library, and full service kitchen with elegant dining rooms. Extensive landscaping and the creation of outdoor living spaces unify the campus and reinforce the inviting, residential character of the facility. On the same Fairfax, VA campus is Virginia Gardens, a three-story assisted living facility (ALF) spanning 85,000 sf. This facility features spacious living areas, dining spaces, and hospitality inspired resident care areas including a garden area, as well as on-grade parking and extensive landscaping. The design incorporates a floor dedicated to a three-stage Memory Care program to offer a wide ranging care continuum for residents coping with Alzheimer’s disease.



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main entrance


SUFFIELD MEADOWS Located on 120 acres, this upscale resort-style senior adult community features private home sites as well as both assisted and independent living facilities. Residents are provided with comfortable decor in resort style surroundings. The dramatic gatehouse entry feature provides a focal point and gathering place while the serene trails and dramatic gardens link the network of terraces throughout the community. Residents in this age-restricted community have the option of choosing from a detached cottage, a duplex villa, an independent living apartment, or an assisted living suite. A few of the community amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, activity center, fitness center, and extensive landscaping with cart paths connecting the entire community.

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03 CASE STUDY entrance

main facade

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walking path


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ARTIS SENIOR LIVING Architecture, Inc. is providing design services for more than 25 assisted living facilities across the United States for Artis Senior Living. Architectural services have ranged from schematic design through construction administration as well as construction administration for prototype site adaptations. The new assisted living facilities range from two-story to six stories, and span approximately 100,000 sf to 200,000 sf. The high-end assisted living centers feature amenities such as landscaped pedestrian plaza on the ground floor, outdoor dining, fitness centers, beauty salons, craft studios, a TV room, library, lounges, and rooftop terraces. The facilities feature typical accommodations from studios to two bedrooms. The design for each prototype incorporates local building materials, and is influenced by local and current trends in multifamily residential development.



main entrance

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wandering path





community room

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dining room

resident room



Colvin Run Senior Living Great Falls, VA

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Artis Senior Living - Arlington Arlington, VA


IntegraCare - Solomons Island Solomons, MD


8150 Leesburg Pike Amenity Space Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Buildings, Amenity Space: Award of Excellence Maryvale Elementary School / Carl Sandburg Learning Center ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards, Educational: Award of Excellence Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Multi-Use/Joint-Use Building : Outstanding Project

Compass Rose Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Interiors, Tenant Space 0 to 10,000 sf: Award of Excellence Current Salon Shop! Design Awards Competition, Service Retailer: Silver Award Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Building - Hospitality/ Retail: Award of Excellence

Salamander Resort & Spa US News and World Report, Best Hotels in the US: Gold Badge

Opaline Bar and Brasserie Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial/Residential Renovation under $1M: Award of Excellence

Viceroy DC ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards, Commercial/Residential Renovation $2-$4M - Award of Excellence

Propel Swim Academy US Swim Schools Association, Facility: Award of Excellence


Coolidge Senior High School Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Combined-Level School: Outstanding Project West Springfield High School ABC of Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Awards: Award of Excellence

Salamander Resort & Spa Forbes Travel Guide, 2018 World’s Most Luxurious Hotels Terraset Elementary School Learning by Design Architectural Awards, Elementary School: Outstanding Project TRUEBODY Bethesda Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial $5-12M: Award of Excellence


700 Constitution Multifamily Executive MFE Awards, Adaptive Reuse: Grand Winner Coolidge Senior High School ACEC Metropolitan Washington Excellence Awards, Renovations and Additions: Honor Award


Terraset Elementary School Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Capital Improvement Institutional: Award of Excellence


Inova Sports Medicine Fairfax County James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award, Institutional: Honor Award

Arlington County Department of Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Interiors Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Merit

Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Restaurant Interior Build-Out: Honorable Mention

Hotel Palomar Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC): Award of Excellence

IIDA Mid-Atlantic Premier Design Awards, Retail: Honor Award


700 Constitution AIA Northern Virginia Design Award, Historic Architecture: Award of Merit Building Design + Construction Reconstruction Awards: Bronze NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Renovation: Award of Excellence

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Morrison-Clark Hotel NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Hospitality Project Boutique Service: Award of Excellence QIAGEN NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Interiors - Healthcare/ Biotech/Lab: Award of Merit


Children’s Science Center Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail: Award of Merit

RECOGNITION Marina Landing at Belmont Bay Great American Living Awards (GALA), Best Design and Architecture - Multi-Family/Mixed-Use Sage Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Commercial Office (Interiors): Honorable Mention Tower Club Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail: Award of Excellence



Fire Lane Retirement Party Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation, Adaptive Re-Use: Award of Merit


Arlington County Department of Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Excellence Fairfax County Health Lab Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

3251 Old Lee Highway Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation - Capital Improvement: Award of Excellence

Fire Works Pizza Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail Project: Award of Excellence

Graham Road Elementary School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Interior Renovation


Loudoun Medical Office Building III Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation, Adaptive Re-Use: Award of Merit Mellow Mushroom – Herndon IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Design Awards, Retail: The Bronze Award


Salamander Resort & Spa Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building - Build-toSuit Non-Institutional Facility: Award of Excellence W.T. Woodson High School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Renovation/Modernization


CurvyGirls Bridal Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interiors): Honorable Mention Fairfax County Health Lab Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Gaslight Square Condominiums Apartment and Condo Development Industry Award, Best New Condominium in the Mid-Atlantic Region PACE West School American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Specialized Facility

Architecture, Inc. Design Studio Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Tenant Space 0-14,999 sf: Award of Excellence Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interior): Honorable Mention Loudoun County Emergency Homeless Shelter Real Estate & Construction Review, Green Building of America Award Capitals Iceplex DESIGNArlington: Award of Merit NVCC - WAC Building Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building - Institutional Facility Under $20 Million: Award of Excellence Reston Hospital Women’s Imaging Center Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Office (Interior): Honorable Mention


City of Alexandria Health & Human Services Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best in Public Space: Award of Excellence Florida Golf Coast University - Athletic Building American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Designs: Specialized Facility American School & University Magazine, Physical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers (Interiors): Outstanding Designs Leesburg Business Park Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Speculative Building Industrial Warehouse: Award of Excellence

Commercial 3DF Associates Atlantic Realty Companies Avis Budget Group Avison Young Barthelson Plaza LLC Beacon Capital Partners The Bernstein Companies Booz Allen Hamilton CBRE Group The Collins Firm Cushman & Wakefield Duke Realty EIT Forest City Commercial Global Logistics Group Herc Rentals Holladay Properties Integrated Direct Marketing Interstate Plaza Holding JBG Smith JLL Jonas B. Cooke Interests The Lann Companies Lerner Enterprises Lidl US Lincoln Property Company MainStreet Bank Martin Marietta The Meridian Group Meridian One BP MetroStar Systems Newmark Knight Frank Northrop Grumman The Peterson Companies Polinger Company The Rector Companies Resource Bank Rosenthal Properties Springfield Tower Tamares Tetra Partners T-Mobile TMG Solutions Uniwest Commercial Realty Verizon Vermeer Mid-Atlantic Commercial Interiors AAHOA Adecco Amerihome Financial

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BBSI Bell & Clements Berry and Berry Capital Securities Management Carpi & Clay Coalfire Commvault Compass Rose Creative Radicals Current Salon Digital Reasoning Expereo USA Falcon Labs First Financial Goel & Anderson Hirsch & Ehlenberger Hunton & Williams Infor Federal Solutions Jellyfish JPS Law Kinetek Consulting KZO Innovations Media Research Center Modus Create MTX Wealth Management MVB Bank National Sleep Foundation Outsource Paratus Law Group PGI Presidio PSE&G QIAGEN Sciences SAGE Scott & Stringfellow Serten Advisors Take2 TMA Direct Vectrus Verne Global Washington Gas Federal Credit Union ZELTIQ Aesthetics Education Arlington Public Schools Children’s Science Center Celebree School DC Public Schools Edlin School Fairfax Christian School Fairfax County Public Schools

Fauquier County Public Schools Florida Gulf Coast University Friendship Public Charter Schools The George Washington University Johns Hopkins University The Levine School of Music Loudoun Country Day School Loudoun County Public Schools McLean Bible Church Minnieland Academy Montgomery County Public Schools Northern Virginia Community College Prince George’s County CC Prince William County Public Schools Rock and Roll Daycare Rockingham County Public Schools Stratford University Trinity School at Meadow View University of Maryland College Park Government Alexandria Health Department Arlington County Arlington County DHS Bethesda Naval Hospital Bureau of Indian Affairs Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) City of Fort Myers City of North Port Commonwealth of Virginia Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Department of Defense (DoD) Department of Veterans Affairs Fairfax County Government Fairfax County Health Department Fauquier County Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Government of the District of Columbia Great Falls Volunteer Fire Department Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department Loudoun County Government Marine Corps Base Quantico Maryland National Park & Planning National Institute of Health National Naval Medical Command Naval Facilities Engineering Command Town of Herndon US Air Force US Army

CLIENTLIST US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) US Marines - Quantico Marine Base US Naval Academy US Navy - Washington Navy Yard USIS Washington DC Superior Courts Washington Metropolitan Transit (WMATA) Healthcare and Life Sciences Alexandria Hospital Allergy & Asthma Center Alliance Rehabilitation Battelle Labs BioReliance Corporation CareNow Child Cardiology Healthcare City Hospital The Cleveland Clinic Countryside Orthopaedic Associates Culpeper Hospital Fairfax Allergy Asthma & Sinus Clinic Fairfax Nursing Center Fairfax Radiological Consultants Fairfax Radiology Centers Fauquier Hospital Garden State Rehab Hospital George Washington University Hospital Georgetown University Pediatrics GI Endoscopy Center of Northern Virginia Greater Washington Rehab Hospital Harton Regional Medical Center HealthWorks for Northern Virginia Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Inova Alexandria Hospital Inova Center for Personalized Health Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Inova Fairfax Hospital Inova Health System Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital Inova Orthopaedics Johns Hopkins University Medical Center Mary Washington Hospital Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Mercy Hospital Meso Scale Diagnostics Middlesex Hospital The National Center for Plastic Surgery National Institute of Health (NIH) Neuroscience Center of America Park Royal Hospital Prince George’s Hospital Prince William Hospital

The Psychiatric Institute of Washington Pure Life Renal Dialysis QIAGEN Sciences Radiology Associates of Maryland Rehabilitation Hospitals of America Reston Hospital Center Southern Research Institute Springfield Hospital St. Agnes Healthcare Stone Ridge Medical Center Stone Springs Hospital Tenet Healthcare Corporation TherImmune Research Corporation Town Center Orthopaedic Associates VAMC Philadelphia Virginia Hospital Center Washington Hospital Center Whole Child Pediatrics Hospitality Arlo Hotels Barteca Black Hoof Brewing Company Blue Ridge Grill Capitol Hill Suites ClubCorp Courtyard by Marriott DoubleTree by Hilton The Doyle Collection Fireworks Pizza The Grilled Oyster Company Halfsmoke Heritage Golf Group Hilton Hotels Holiday Inn Express Innisbrook Golf Resort Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants LaSalle Hotel Properties Mellow Mushroom MGAC Hospitality Mokas Café The Morrison-Clark Inn Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Ritz-Carlton Hotels RLJ Lodging Trust Salamander Hotels & Resorts Shamin Hotels Sofitel Hotel Thompson Hospitality Thompson Hotels Viceroy Hotels & Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham Grand Hotel Multifamily Residential 700 Constitution A.J. Dwoskin ABDO Development Akelius US Arlington County DHS Group Home Aura Apartments Borger Management Christopher Companies Harborside LLC The Mill at Occoquan Natelli Communities Senior Living Abri at Rockrimmon American Senior Living Artis Senior Living Brightview Senior Living The Chelsea at Brookfield Colvin Run Senior Living Emeritus Assisted Living Grist Mill Center CCRC HCR Manor Care IntegraCare Corporation Lakeside Landing at Jackson ManorCare National Assisted Living Suffield Meadows Summerville Senior Living Traditions Integrated Continuum Care Virginia Gardens and Woodlands Sports and Recreation A.J. Dwoskin Body Dynamics ClubCorp DC United Elite Shooting Sports Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics GMU Freedom Center Golds Gym Heritage Training and Shooting Inova Sports Medicine Johns Hopkins University Athletics Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Monumental Sports & Entertainment Propel Swim Schools Sport & Health Tom Dolan Swim School TRUEBODY Fitness

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