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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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.

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The Woodlands Fairfax, VA Brightview Great Falls Great Falls, VA


Artis Senior Living Various Locations
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The Residence at Colvin Run Great Falls, VA




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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great room


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



The Residence at Colvin Run in the Great Falls area offers seniors a great place to live with a distinctively different approach to senior living. The facility spans three floors and 53,104 sf, providing 44 assisted living apartments and 18 memory care residences. It is designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding area, preserving its character and ambiance. The facility surpasses industry standards with its luxurious resident rooms, high-quality construction, and cozy cottage-like atmosphere.

The community features modern amenities such as the latest IT technology and security systems, state-of-theart pathogen control technologies, community-wide Wi-Fi, and covered porches. Thoughtful architecture enhances the overall ambiance with fitness facilities, an art studio, a theater, and multiple dining venues, including an open-hearth brick oven, providing residents with variety and choice. The development team partnered with IntegraCare, a senior living operator with a successful track record since 1999, boasting expertise from 18 previous developments.


James M. Scott Exceptional Design

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exterior unit main entrance / porte cochere main entrance






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.


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main entrance wandering path porch


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bathroom resident room dining room
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Artis Senior Living - Arlington Arlington, VA
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8150 Leesburg Pike Amenity Space

Fairfax County James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award, Commercial Interiors: Merit Award

Knollwood Country Club

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut, Hobi Award: Best Commercial Rehab


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

Salamander Resort & Spa

US News and World Report, Best Hotels in the US: Gold Badge

Viceroy DC

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


700 Constitution

Multifamily Executive MFE Awards, Adaptive Reuse: Grand Winner

Coolidge Senior High School

ACEC Metropolitan Washington Excellence Awards, Renovations and Additions: Honor Award

Inova Sports Medicine

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

Mellow Mushroom - Chantilly

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

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

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

Opaline Bar and Brasserie

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

Propel Swim Academy US Swim Schools Association, Facility: 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


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Commercial $512M: Award of Excellence


Terraset Elementary School

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Capital ImprovementInstitutional: Award of Excellence


Arlington County Department of Human Services

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Interiors Tenant Space 50,000 sf and Above: Award of Merit

Hotel Palomar

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC): Award of Excellence

Morrison-Clark Hotel

NAIOP DC | MD Awards of Excellence, Best Hospitality ProjectBoutique Service: Award of Excellence

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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

Marina Landing at Belmont Bay

Great American Living Awards (GALA), Best Design and Architecture - Multi-Family/Mixed-Use


Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Commercial Office (Interiors): Honorable Mention

Tower Club

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Interiors - Retail: Award of Excellence


3251 Old Lee Highway

Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Award, Best Building Renovation - Capital Improvement: 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



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


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)

Fire Works Pizza

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


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 Gulf Coast University - Athletic Building

American School & University Magazine, Outstanding Design


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


Forest City Commercial

Global Logistics Group

Herc Rentals

Holladay Properties

Integrated Direct Marketing

Interstate Plaza Holding

JBG Smith


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


Tetra Partners


TMG Solutions

Uniwest Commercial Realty


Vermeer Mid-Atlantic

Commercial Interiors



Amerihome Financial


Bell & Clements

Berry and Berry

Capital Securities Management

Carpi & Clay



Compass Rose

Creative Radicals

Current Salon

Digital Reasoning

Expereo USA

Falcon Labs

First Financial

Goel & Anderson

Hirsch & Ehlenberger

Hunton & Williams

Infor Federal Solutions



Kinetek Consulting

KZO Innovations

Media Research Center

Modus Create

MTX Wealth Management

MVB Bank

National Sleep Foundation


Paratus Law Group




QIAGEN Sciences


Scott & Stringfellow

Serten Advisors


TMA Direct


Verne Global

Washington Gas Federal Credit Union

ZELTIQ Aesthetics


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


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

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US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

US Marines - Quantico Marine Base

US Naval Academy

US Navy - Washington Navy Yard


Washington DC Superior Courts

Washington Metropolitan Transit (WMATA)

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Alexandria Hospital

Allergy & Asthma Center

Alliance Rehabilitation

Battelle Labs

BioReliance Corporation


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


Arlo Hotels


Black Hoof Brewing Company

Blue Ridge Grill

Capitol Hill Suites


Courtyard by Marriott

DoubleTree by Hilton

The Doyle Collection

Fireworks Pizza

The Grilled Oyster Company


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


National Assisted Living

Suffield Meadows

Summerville Senior Living

Traditions Integrated Continuum Care

Virginia Gardens and Woodlands

Sports and Recreation

A.J. Dwoskin

Body Dynamics


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


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