Inspired by nature, Tehaleh is located on 12 acres of land surrounded by a trail system within allees of trees connecting the site to a larger intergenerational development. To engage this incredible site, Cuningham sought to blur the lines between landscape and architecture. Designed to fit your needs both now and in the future, the community offers senior living, assisted living and memory care.
Upon entering the front door, one can immediately see through to the “back yard.” The glulam shed roof, on axis with Mount Rainier, opens up to daylight and brings the outside into the hearth room. The Pacific Northwest modern style evokes a timeless design with its warm, natural materials, daylight, and strong connection to the outdoors.
One of the primary requests the owner received from focus groups was that the space have “lots of daylight.” The design team took this request to heart. Incorporating daylight and views was also a way to naturally create a strong connection to site and invigorate the residential experience. Cuningham used the principles of biophilia – human’s innate need to connect with nature – to provide design solutions that would engage the senses, promote activity, and encourage connections among residents, staff, and guests. For example, a glass filled connection invites a dry creek to intersect the living units and amenity buildings.
The Pacific Northwest modern style evokes a timeless design with its warm, natural materials, daylight and strong connection to the outdoors. The project was inspired by nature and the goal was to blur the lines between landscape and architecture.
The community integration features focus on connection, with outdoor engagement options including trails, gardens and a pickleball court, a resident favorite. Internal engagement includes a library, bistro, club room, fitness rooms and common rooms with, as requested, lots of daylight.
Amenities and lifestyle features were designed to mesh with the local communities passion for nature. Amenities include trails, outdoor fireplace, gardens, amphitheater, club lounge, private balconies and a chapel. The view are plentiful, including that of Mt. Rainier.