Category "Awards"

Sagewood Awarded Honorable Mention in EFA 2022 Design Showcase

May 8, 2022

HONORABLE MENTION – 2022 EFA Design Showcase

Sagewood, a resort-style continuing care retirement community (CCRC) within the Sonoran Desert in Phoenix has completed its Phase 2 renovation and expansion, marking the largest construction project since Sagewood opened in 2010.

Phase 1 was completed in 2018 and included Desert Willow, a two-story, assisted living addition to the existing skilled nursing building, as well as a new fitness center, chapel, activity room, dining room, courtyard, salon, and two separate living rooms for residents. It also included The Oasis, a newly constructed 20,700-square-foot event space featuring a lobby space that acts as a pre-function area before events, as well as a lecture hall. Sagewood was 97 percent occupied in Phase 1, leaving room for additional growth and the desire for more hospitality-like venues.

Phase 2 includes a four-story, 276,454-square-foot independent living community with an underground parking garage. The community features one- and two-bedroom units with den layouts and scenic patio views. As well as expanding the living options, Phase 2 includes new amenity spaces for all Sagewood residents, including activity and game rooms, an art studio, putting green, a café, formal dining, and an indoor-outdoor tapas bar and lounge.

The design for the community’s three new restaurants was inspired by Sagewood’s surrounding landscape, which helped weave together the unique dining destinations. Part of the existing Palo Verde dining room and the adjacent administrative area became The Sonoran, offering fine dining. The Canyon Café’s renovation allowed for a full kitchen to be added, allowing the café to be open all day by transitioning from morning coffee to evening nightcaps. The Owl’s Nest is a tapas bar that perches on the fourth floor overlooking the McDowell Mountains.

Click here to read Sagewood’s feature in EFA’s Spring 2022 Design Showcase.

Senior Housing News Awards Sagedwood – Best Independent Living Design of 2021

February 25, 2022

One measure of a project’s success is how well it has leased up, and in that regard, Sagewood’s second-phase expansion gets high marks. Many of the community’s new independent living units were pre-sold even as construction was getting underway, and today it is almost completely full, according to Zbylicki.

One unique selling point at the community today is its 18-hole championship golf putting course, which is covered in real grass instead of artificial turf.

“I’m not sure of any other place that has such a nice putting green,” Zbylicki added. “It seems like it’s always being used.”

The Sagewood project achieved and exceeded its goal of providing high-end, resort-style living, according to Cindy Shonaiya, principal at Hord Coplan Macht and a judge on this year’s Design Awards competition.

“The Sonoran desert themes highlight the artisanal southwestern accents throughout, which are the perfect foil for the eclectic ambience of its amenity spaces,” Shonaiya said. “The 18-hole putting golf course is outstanding, providing access to outdoor activities for its residents, without having to leave the community.”

The community’s design featuring warm tones and wood is “striking” and “bold,” according to Steven Levin, co-president of Hana2.0 Property Group and Design Awards judge.

“The interior is vibrant and lively with style,” he said.

Today, Sagewood is closer to its final vision thanks to its most recent expansion. Looking ahead, LCS is eyeing more construction phases that will potentially add more independent living units and additional amenities.

“I think we did a good job of creating something different, and new amenities that the residents were asking for,” Zbylicki said.

Click here to read more about the concept, construction, and completion.

EFA Remodel/Renovation Silver Award – Sagewood Canyon Cafe

July 12, 2021

EFA Remodel/Renovation Silver Award – Sagewood Canyon Cafe

Jury Comments

  • This project really pushed the boundaries of “Senior living” into the commercial retail world. We shouldn’t have to leave behind edgy contemporary design. Very nice integration of the support kitchen to make this bistro successful.

 

  • Beautiful reinvisioning of a dated café and convenience mart into a hip setting for any time of day. The new venue would be just at home in a resort as it is for the Sagewood community. The new modern industrial aesthetic venue provides many inviting spaces as the easily accessed “booth” and the community table – perfect for groups as well as a lone diner.  Appreciate the attention to materials and to details such as the inclusion of themed restaurant displays.

 

  • This lively hang-out is created within the existing walls of a once dreary space. An amazing level of detail comprised of regional and industrial materials differentiates a variety of gathering spots. The articulated ceiling including wood and acoustic baffles counterbalances the hard surfaces of tile, brick and metal, adding not only interest, but sound control to the space.  Furniture settings are spaciously arranged to facilitate easy circulation. And the introduction of a complete food service, along with happy hour beverages, assures enjoyment and sociability throughout the day.

Sagewood Phase 2

EFA Design Showcase – Touchmark at Fairway Village

May 20, 2021

Touchmark at Fairway Village is featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Environments for Aging Magazine. Click here to read more and see all the other amazing communities highlighted in the EFA Design Showcase.

Touchmark wanted to change how residents, their families, and employees gather and socialize at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver, Wash. With the help of interior design firm Spellman Brady & Company (St. Louis, Mo.), the owner pursued a full interior renovation of 78,580 square feet of public corridors; resident amenities, including a health and fitness club; and operational office areas.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments. The firm maintains design excellence by delivering comprehensive interior design, furniture, artwork master planning, and procurement services. As a Certified WBE Business, Spellman Brady & Company has completed more than 6,300 projects in 43 states and abroad since its founding in 1994.

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Touchmark at Fairway Village

Webster University’s Browning Hall Wins for Two Interior Design Awards

October 30, 2018

Spellman Brady Receives National Recognition

 

 

 

St. Louis, MO (October 30, 2018)Spellman Brady & Company is proud to announce that Webster University, Browning Hall Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISB) received interior design excellence awards by two national educational publications for effective learning environments and benchmark type designs. Spellman Brady was applauded for the interior design, planning and procurement for the project’s finishes and furniture.

– “American School & University – Educational Interiors Showcase Edition” selected the project’s interior design for its “Outstanding Designs Common Areas Award”

–  “Learning by Design Magazine – Architecture & Interior Design Awards of Excellence Edition” recognized the project with an “Outstanding Projects Award”

Browning Hall was developed to provide a state-of-the-art facility that fostered interactive opportunities for academic collaboration and shared use by 9 departments/programs consisting of biological sciences, nursing, nurse anesthesia, anthropology, sociology, psychology, international languages and cultures and English as a second language. The LEED Silver-certified facility is a 4-story, 87,268 square foot building that houses 26 labs, four classrooms, 71 faculty/staff offices and a 129-seat auditorium.

The building’s interior was developed to maximize collaboration by using a “science on display” theme. This was accomplished by the use of glass interior walls that enabled constant daylight and the use of neutral architectural finishes. To provide some contrast, bright lively colors were incorporated through the furniture finish selections.

 

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments. The firm maintains design excellence by delivering comprehensive interior design, furniture, artwork master planning, and procurement services. As a Certified WBE Business, Spellman Brady & Company has completed more than 6,300 projects in 43 states and abroad since its founding in 1994.

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Webster University, Browning Hall Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISB)

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