Westminster Village of West Lafayette sought to expand and improve its offerings by adding additional assisted living apartments and a memory care household to its campus, along with revitalizing common areas in the residential wing and in the Social Hub. Due to site constraints, it was determined the best way to add memory care and assisted living was to convert a wing of an existing 4-story, independent living neighborhood into the memory care household on the first floor and assisted living apartments on the upper floors. The first step in creating a suitable layout was to create a centralized common space that includes a living room with soft seating, a residential-style kitchen with dine-in counter seating, and a dining room that also serves as an activity space in a small addition with four resident suites. Color and texture were used throughout the space to create a bright daylit environment with biophilic components that connect to the adjacent courtyard. Acoustical treatment was used to reduce sound transmission while enhancing a cozy space. Activating the outdoor space became a priority to create a place where residents could explore and be involved in activities or sit and enjoy the sounds and smells of nature.
Courtyard Before | After
Mendelsohn Hall Before | After
The size of Mendelsohn Hall made residents uncomfortable to sit and spend time there. Older fabrics and materials dated the space. Mendelsohn Hall in the Social Hub now has small seating groups to encourage resident occupation of the space. Local art is circulated throughout the space through a partnership with Purdue University.
The temperate California climate also encourages an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, inspiring our members to enjoy
outdoor dining and lounging next to the fireplace in our courtyard.
The Pub Before | After
The previous pub was infrequently used by residents. The neighborhood pub concept was lost without cohesive design elements. Now, The Pub has a chic, sophisticated edge with contemporary materials and varied types of seating groups.
Designed to offer each member an elevated and engaged life, including the Elegant Palmer Library and Lobby.
Lounge Before | After
The lounges on each floor of the resident wing were unprogrammed with random seating groups and no shared wayfinding mechanism. The third-floor lounge is the game room with fun fabrics and a shuffleboard table. Each level has a specific program and accent color for wayfinding.