the mayflower

In 2017, the design team worked with The Mayflower leadership on a campus Master Plan to reposition the entire community. The aging skilled nursing center and dysfunctional assisted living building were priority areas to address, as was the development of new independent living apartments to provide exciting new offerings to compete in a changing marketplace. Phase I, the subject of this submittal, included construction of a Resident Care Building, three Waterside Home Apartment Villas, and a new Clubhouse to connect current and new residents. The Clubhouse opened March 30, 2023 to rave reviews from residents and staff alike, for a light and airy environment, gourmet culinary offerings, a state-of-the-art cinema, and wonderful outdoor spaces with views of the pond and native Florida landscaping.

Winter Park, FL
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
225,119 SF
Interior Design Firm:
Brasfield & Gorrie

A generous living room is provided for each household of 10-12 residents. The Sunroom, overlooking the central pond, provides a place for residents to gather for various activities.

Residents are welcomed into the Clubhouse through a spacious two-story lobby and lounge area with a kitchen bar where patrons may enjoy watching the chef prepare their orders. Large glass accordion doors lead from the lounge and dining areas to the outdoor patio to blend that line for the indoors to the outside and draw the eye through the entire length of the building.

The first floor dining space in the memory care households opens up to a lush, secure, multi-sensory memory care garden. The garden includes textures, sounds, and visually interesting plants, sculptures, fountains and gardening activities to engage the residents.

The Therapy Suite was designed to bring the outdoors in with its custom-made mural of a local Florida landscape and large windows along 6 sides of the octagonally shaped space. The warm tones and vibrant colors enliven the space and encourage energy and activity.

The bar is connected to a large game room where residents can enjoy playing cards or finding a comfortable seat to watch the game. The two-sided fireplace connects the space back to the two-story lounge. The finishes were chosen to be comfortable and interject a bit of fun in whimsy into the space designed for play and relaxation.

A separate Video Room adjacent to the Game Room is the destination to screen the latest film, watch a special event, or participate in a lecture presentation. Windows with electronic blinds are located at the front for an event that wants natural light brought into the room. Additionally, the back of the room is separated from the game room by a large wood and glass folding partition that opens to increase the flexibility and how the two spaces can be utilized together for special events.

The Clubhouse Patio is connected to the open seating bar area and overlooks the beautiful water feature and surrounding landscape. The covered dining patio offers residents the chance to experience the beautiful outdoor setting of the Bristol Landing expansion and embrace the warm southern weather while fans and misters can be utilized to provide comfort when needed.

Independent Living Waterside Homes offer residents six different unit plans are offered to give a variety of sizes and configurations. All apartment plans feature open kitchen/dining/living spaces, large windows and multiple exterior exposures.

Dining spaces in the memory care and skilled nursing households are designed to feel like home.

The dining room at the Cru Clubhouse features its own bar that connects to the game room on the opposite side, allowing activities and spaces to flow together both visually and functionally.