Type of facility: Assisted-living facility
Client: Motion Picture and Television Fund, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Project architect: SmithGroup, San Francisco
Construction manager: Millie & Severson, Los Alamitos, Calif.
Completed: October 2001
Size: 63,000 square feet
Cost per square foot: Withheld
This assisted-living facility for members of the motion picture and television industries encourages residents to interact with one another while also allowing for their privacy and personal space.
Activity areas include a production studio, computer center, vegetable garden and activity pavilion for movie viewing and other events. The facility also offers lounges, living rooms and a variety of dining rooms. More intimate settings can be found in family rooms, courtyards and textural gardens.
A walkway serves as a "Main Street" connecting the communal and living areas, with plenty of benches along the way for residents to rest or socialize. A curved stone wall connects the entrances, lobby and activity pavilion with a pond. It also serves as a seating area where residents can gather, meditate, read a book or listen to music.
The residents' rooms are designed to encourage individuality and create a sense of privacy while maintaining a connection with the rest of the complex. Rooms have open shelves for displaying personal belongings and a private outdoor terrace.
Judge Scott Wing says he "really liked the strong organizational concept, use of outdoor space, courtyards and uplifting group spaces articulated in a modern way, to provide both intimate senior living and communal experiences."