Case Studies

Gulf Coast Village

May 25, 2017, by Jenny Schrank

In order to stay competitive in the marketplace, Gulf Coast Village was looking to update and expand its care model while also offering a more modern mix of amenities....

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State Street Station

December 6, 2016, by Jenny Schrank

Transform a prime real estate location in the Village of Wauwatosa into a prominent entry point with a significant mixed use development that creates a continuous retail experience along State Street and adds to the vibrancy of the historic village....

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The Terraces of Boise

December 2, 2016, by Jenny Schrank

To integrate a forward-thinking senior living community into the surrounding Harris Ranch area....

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Wichita Presbyterian Manor

October 5, 2016, by Jenny Schrank

Wichita Presbyterian Manor, located in the same location for over 45 years, embarked on a total reposition to add 90-independent living apartments, 72-assisted living residences, and 50-private nursing suites, which includes 20 Post-Acute To Home (PATH®) beds. With a strong desire to retain this historical location, it quickly became apparent that the 13-acre lot would require creative solutions to provide ample outdoor spaces while still meeting the demands of the additional parking and added buildings....

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Wells Street Station

October 5, 2016, by Jenny Schrank

Introduce an upscale multi-family option into this vibrant village district while creating a multi-use trail connecting the downtown area and neighboring community. ...

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The Grand Lodge at Hillcrest Country Estates

September 27, 2016, In , , , by Jenny Schrank

Hillcrest Country Estates wanted to provide the senior population in Nebraska with an alternative, a grand space full of enticing amenities that would encourage seniors to stay close to home in the Midwest. The goal was to create a distinct and desirable lifestyle while providing a continuum of care that elevates the campus and enhances the community....

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Three Palms Health Center at East Ridge at Cutler Bay

May 13, 2016, by Jenny Schrank

East Ridge at Cutler Bay recognized the need to replace aging structures on its campus with a new, state-of-the-art health center....

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First Federal Bank

May 11, 2016, In , by Jenny Schrank

This site, while a highly attractive and visible location, was undeveloped for many years due to unsuitable soil. The challenge was to overcome these site obstacles to create a multi-building commercial development. The bank portion was to provide a signature architectural landmark on this prominent corner, creating a distinct gateway into the City of Brookfield while clearly expressing the First Federal brand as well as the organization’s commitment to the community....

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Hillcrest Country Estates – Rehab Cottage

May 11, 2016, In , , , , , by Jenny Schrank

The architecture team was challenged to efficiently design a rehabilitation center with gathering and socialization spaces, a state-of-the-art rehab gymnasium and 22 private suites to fit within significant existing site constraints. Further, the building had to be oriented to connect to existing site amenities. Finally, it had to serve as an architectural transition between the existing cottage typology and the new large-scale projects planned on campus. ...

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WhiteStone – Linville Remodel

February 5, 2014, In , , , , , , by Jenny Schrank

A long-standing retirement community continues its efforts to reposition itself by looking for ways to improve the marketability of its campus and enriching the community experience for existing and future residents. Over the years, new cottages and a health center had been added, but the campus lacked a central clubhouse. ...

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The Terraces at Bonita Springs

December 17, 2013, In , , , , by Jenny Schrank

Successful senior living communities resonate with the market they serve, and SantaFe Senior Living was committed to bringing a new senior living option to this area despite the challenges of the recession....

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Miralea

December 17, 2013, In , , , , by Jenny Schrank

Conceived during the economic downturn, Miralea was designed to meet the parameters of the New Normal and is representative of post recession era independent living design trends....

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Empowerment Village – Lincoln

July 23, 2012, In , , , , by admin

AG was called upon to replace an outdated structure with a new mixed use structure that provides both housing and supportive services for residents with mental health issues on a very tight site in an aging urban neighborhood....

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Watertower View

July 23, 2012, In , , , , by admin

Greenfield Senior Living Housing wanted to create an apartment setting that responds to the unique needs of those who live with hearing impairments....

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Aberdeen Heights

June 14, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

Replace an existing hospital campus with a challenging underlying topography with a new senior living community in order to create a fresh retirement option for a diverse St. Louis suburb....

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Main Street Plaza

May 23, 2012, In , , , by admin

The developer wanted to construct a new mixed use structure that fits into the fabric of a historic downtown while facilitating a larger civic vision to link existing amenities....

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Brookfield Junction

May 23, 2012, In , , , by admin

The AG team was called upon to create a mixed use building on the narrow site of a former lumber yard adjacent to an active railroad track....

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Badger Residence

May 23, 2012, In , , , , by admin

To expand an existing campus serving the visually impaired by constructing a new apartment structure that connects to existing facilities and allows for thoughtful future expansions to meet future needs....

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1910 on Water

May 23, 2012, In , , , by admin

Maximize the development potential for a half acre site that features a 25-foot elevation change....

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The Enclave

May 23, 2012, In , , , , by admin

Create a dense market-rate rental community on a site constrained by a high water table, an existing enclosed storm sewer, and bordered by single-family residences....

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Flatiron

May 23, 2012, In , , , by admin

The goal of the project was to provide a signature design aesthetic that would create an identifiable mark for the building as well as the entry into the Park East Corridor while providing market savvy condo and retail space. ...

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St. Catherine Commons

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

The stunning location on the shores of Lake Michigan provided Capri Communities the opportunity to enhance its portfolio of senior living projects. The goal was to use a variety of building types, shapes, and sizes to create a sense of community within a 237-unit senior living campus....

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Wilson Commons

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

To continue the “south side” of Milwaukee neighborhood spirit by creating a 234-unit senior living campus with a true sense of community using a variety of building types, shapes, and sizes....

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Smith Village

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

Working within the context of an existing urban neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, the development team devised a strategy to completely tear down and reinvent a community that had operated since the early 1920’s. The primary challenge was to do so while still providing 24/7 care to almost 80 existing residents. ...

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Three Crowns Park

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

After successfully providing care to the senior population for more than 100 years this community was in need of new senior living options to continue its mission and reposition itself in the marketplace....

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Eastcastle Place

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

This existing campus, with its 100-year history of providing exceptional care to the elderly, lacked the necessary facilities to meet current Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) standards. It required a major repositioning to remain viable. The challenge was creating new senior living options for the organization, including a defined entry point, while complying with Historic Preservation issues. ...

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Saint John’s on the Lake

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

To allow this facility to stay competitive, the primary focus of this repositioning effort was reinventing the layout of the skilled nursing component to support a new care model....

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Haven Hospice Custead Care Center

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

Hospice care has to be the ultimate form of resident-centered care. When provided within the context of a care center, it typically involves an intense week or two-long experience for both residents and family. Historically, hospice environments have been modeled after a typical skilled nursing wing with an extra lounge space for family use. This provider felt there had to be a better way....

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Boardwalk

May 23, 2012, In , , , , by admin

Develop a riverfront site that is constricted by flood plain elevations, new roadways and old landmarks....

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Arvada Place

May 23, 2012, In , , , , by admin

Reuse a small suburban site as a transitional development between a busy thoroughfare and a quiet suburban subdivision....

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The Lodge

May 23, 2012, In , , , , by admin

The large slopes and environmental conservancy on this property challenged the design team to create an original solution that celebrates the site and surrounding terrain. ...

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Lockers Pointe

May 23, 2012, In , , , by admin

The developer was looking to create a mixed use building with a combination of retail and condo space. The challenge was to work with the community to create a building they embraced due to the delicacy of its adjacent residential location. ...

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Lefeber Point

May 23, 2012, In , , , by admin

The Lefeber building was originally built in the early 1900’s and was destroyed by fire in 1963. After sitting idle for over 40 years, the project team was challenged to convert the vacant half-acre site located in the heart of a historic village into a catalyst for additional economic development. ...

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Casa Del Mare

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

Capri Communities called upon AG to design the final piece of a senior living community in a way that can take the best advantage of views of Lake Michigan....

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Newcastle Place

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

Milwaukee Protestant Home wanted to create an assisted living component within a larger CCRC that maintains a unique, residential, and independent feel while linking it to the larger structure to maximize efficient delivery of services....

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Newcastle Estates

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

To create a compelling and unique second phase of a CCRC that due to site limitations needed to be developed as an independent structure. ...

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Edgewater

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

This forward-thinking sponsor wanted to break the mold of the typical senior living community typology. They sought to create an alternative patterned after town center concepts occurring in newer suburban areas. ...

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Santa Marta

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

Creating the highest and best use of a large undeveloped tract of land in a vital and maturing suburb that would meet both the objectives of the faith-based sponsor and the need to address both natural and man-made obstacles....

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The Retreat

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

To create a new rehabilitation component that would enable the sponsor to successfully compete for the growing number of rehab patients currently served by a nearby regional medical center....

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Miller Rehabilitation at Sojourn

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

Passionate about staying cutting edge, this sponsor challenged the design team to create an addition to the existing skilled nursing facility to meet the growing community need for short-term rehabilitative care – an important new continuum of care component....

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Carroll University – Frontier Hall

May 23, 2012, In , , , by admin

Frontier Hall at Carroll University is the second phase of a unique collaboration between a private institution and the development and construction industries. Phase Two continues the revitalization effort of this campus community. The challenge was to demolish an old strip mall in preparation for a student housing structure with a retail component. ...

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Carroll University – Pioneer Hall

May 23, 2012, In , , , by admin

Due to its established relationship managing properties for Carroll University, Clysmic Properties understood the school’s long term need for housing. The company was presented with an opportunity to acquire a vacant lot adjacent to the campus and across the street from a new track and field facility. The challenge was to create a new approach to student housing on a constrained site and within a constricted timeframe. ...

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Central City Cyberschool

May 23, 2012, In , , , , by admin

Renew the sense of community within a 60-year-old public housing development by inserting a charter elementary school focusing on technology....

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Lapham Park Senior Center – Lower Walnut

May 23, 2012, In , , , , by admin

Create a compelling space that would draw low income seniors from their apartments to a variety of amenities and social services....

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Highland Gardens

May 23, 2012, In , , , , by admin

Create sensitively designed apartments that meet the unique needs of residents of varying age groups and disabilities, promote a sense of community in a general common area, incorporate sustainable elements, and accomplish this all within tight time and budget constraints....

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Cypress Glen

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

This senior living community was looking to develop a 12-unit memory support environment on an extremely limited site....

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ClareBridge Memory Support Prototype

May 23, 2012, In , , , , , by admin

Alterra Healthcare wanted to create a prototypical building that would provide a resident-centered alternative to the typical institutional, provider-centered industry standard that dominated the memory support marketplace prior to 1990....

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