A VIBRANT & ACTIVE COMMUNITY FOR SENIORS OF WALNUT CREEK

Atria Valley View, Walnut Creek, California
Client:

Atria Senior Living Group, Inc.

Size:

4.55 acres
98,814 gross sf
125 units
69 parking stalls
Completed in 2011

Services:

Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Leadership Team:

Will Castillo, Michael Wishkoski, Marieke Lacasse

Markets:

Senior Living

"The property is beautiful: inside and out! The inside rooms are large, spacious, and wonderfully decorated; and the outdoor have shady trees, grassy lawns and colorful flowers."

Amy P, Family of Resident

The renovation of Atria Valley View, an assisted living community located in the hills of Walnut Creek, CA, is a major building and site renovation of an existing 2-story residential care facility with 125 apartments. The renovation work includes reconfiguration of some existing uses, expansion and remodeling of the central community areas and comprehensive updates of the site and landscape features to enhance outdoor living. An overriding goal is to reposition the community to appeal to existing and future residents by providing more amenities with enhanced quality of design and with an emphasis on sustainability.

The design concept of this LEED® Silver Certified renovation is the redevelopment of the existing site and building to be reminiscent of a Northern California Lodge. One of the primary design ideas is to create strong indoor-outdoor connections. The building concept incorporates the use of natural materials and introduces details rich with earth tone colors and textures. Fundamental to the design is the acknowledgement that Atria Valley View is a vibrant community for seniors, their visiting families, and the staff. To this end the design is welcoming, accessible and safe.

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93%
of the existing building was reused
97%
of project waste diverted from landfill
34%
regionally sourced materials

Awards

2013 AIA Design for Aging Review – Merit Award
2012 Environments for Aging – Finalist

Certifications

LEED® Silver – LEED for New Construction