Rose Villa Senior Living Phase 3

Rose Villa Senior Living is a 22-acre garden campus that reimagines traditional senior living communities. The development acts like a small town anchored around a centralized “urban” core full of campus amenities that create connections both between residents and between residents and the surrounding community. The Rose Villa Senior Living Phase 3 project expands the urban core by adding two new buildings—Schroeder Lofts and Madrona Grove. At first glance, Madrona Grove and Schroeder Lofts may seem like separate projects but the two buildings are connected below grade and were designed, permitted, and constructed together as one. The buildings surround a shared landscaped courtyard that serves as an outdoor room, encouraging neighbors to interact and creating a strong dialog across the courtyard. Despite different typologies and aesthetic characteristics, the design approach ensures that Schroeder Lofts and Madrona Grove feel unified.

Portland, OR
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
111,818 SF
Rose Villa Senior Living
Rose Villa Senior Living
Scott Edwards Architecture
Interior Design Firm:
Scott Edwards Architecture and Gawron Turgeon Architects
Bremik Construction

Personal relationships and social connections to the community both within and beyond Rose Villa strongly informed the design. Research shows that age-related changes in circadian timing may affect sleep quality, duration, and timing and that using daylighting as a mechanism can positively affect circadian rhythm. The design team digitally modeled Madrona Grove, informing space planning of group activity areas such as dining and the activity room, and introduced a new programmatic element, a south-facing sunroom on each floor.

Spaces like the recreation room at Schroeder Lofts are vibrant and adaptable, supporting the full lives of the residents and facilitating everything from a movie night to line dancing lessons to cooking lessons. Elevator lobbies at Schroeder Lofts offer impromptu moments to sit and catch up with a neighbor while enjoying a nice view of the campus.

Personal relationships and connections to the community both within and beyond Rose Villa strongly informed the design. The campus’s child development center, called Rosebud, anchors the ground floor of Schroeder Lofts’ north end and provides childcare for up to 36 children.

New amenity spaces connect residents to those outside the Rose Villa community, such as a full-service cafe where residents can meet up with family and friends. Spaces like a full-service salon, spa, a multi-purpose rooms contribute to the Madrona Grove “neighborhood.”

Level 3 of Madrona Grove is a dedicated administrative floor and includes offices, conference rooms, and a large staff breakroom.

Madrona Grove’s interior centers around independence and connection to the natural landscape. Skilled Nursing resident rooms include kitchenettes and bathrooms with walk-in showers, built-in window seats, and generously sized windows.

Residents of Schroeder Lofts chose their own fixtures and finishes, ensuring that each loft truly feels like “home.” Large windows allow natural light to fill apartments and offer residents views of the garden campus and surrounding neighborhood.

The interiors at Madrona Grove are inspired by “home”—groups of rooms are “households”, and two “households” are a neighborhood. Each neighborhood has its own kitchen, dining, and living rooms for communal cooking, eating, and residing.

Schroeder Lofts offers a recreation space complete with a full kitchen and dining room for communal cooking outside of the independent residences.