senior living architecture

What is A Sense of Community?

May 26, 2017, In , , , , , , , by Gene Guszkowski

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At AG Architecture, we work to design and build innovative structures for multifamily, mixed use and senior living clients that foster a sense of community. That is what we do. It is our tagline. But what does that mean?

For our firm, it is not just about creating a physical environment to house groups of people, it is about designing spaces that bring people closer together. It is also about the way in which we accomplish that, by working in a c... Read more...

Happy Anniversary Gene! 50 Years

May 26, 2017, In , , , , by admin

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From print boy to Senior Principal – May 23rd was Gene’s official 50th anniversary with AG (and the generations of the firm preceding it). It that time he has worked with 403 employees and touched approximately 725 projects.

Congratulations Gene!


Here are a few fun facts about Gene:

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In the News – Spring 2017

May 25, 2017, In , , , , , , , , , , by admin

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AG has been in the news the last few months receiving firm and project recognition as well as sharing industry insights. Check out some of latest In the News links to learn more.


Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Awards | Best New Development – Senior Housing: Village Pointe Commons

Each year the Milwaukee Business Journal recognizes area development projects that are making an impact on southeastern Wisconsin. AG Architecture worked with Tarant... Read more...

Meet the Team – Andy Korb & Mike Miller

May 25, 2017, In , , , , , , by admin

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AG Architecture is pleased to announce the promotion of Andy Korb and Mike Miller to Senior Associate. Both Korb and Miller joined the AG team in 2008, and each brings over 20 years of industry experience to support their leadership roles.


Korb’s experience in design, construction documents and project management provides a committed balance of creativity and detail to a broad range of projects including, financial, office, senior living, retail, multifamily and histori... Read more...

Join us at LeadingAge Florida – July 17 & 18, 2017

May 25, 2017, In , , , , , by admin


Members of the AG Team will be in ChampionsGate, FL for the 54th Annual LeadingAge Florida Convention – July 17 & 18, 2017.

Come visit us at Booth #306. If you have a specific project challenge you would like to discuss, contact Jeff Hoffmann (414-431-3131) to set up an appointment.

See you in Florida!


AG’s Florida Portfolio includes:

Three Palms Health Center at East Ridge at Cutler Bay


The Terrac...

Preparing for the Future – Building Flexibility into Supportive Living Structures

February 27, 2017, In , , , , , , , by Andrew Korb


The future can be uncertain when it comes to predicting the level of supportive living care your community will need. By implementing construction standards that suit the highest level of care today, you can adapt resident units to meet your needs tomorrow. This forward-thinking approach makes addressing the needed changes more financially feasible later.

In general, skilled nursing environments have the most stringent construction requirements, and these requirements can vary from sta... Read more...

Tech Talk – Getting the Lights Right | Lighting solutions that reinforce resident-centered care

February 27, 2017, In , , , , , , by Tony Luciano


AG Architecture is synonymous with senior living architecture nationwide. I have been fortunate to spend over twenty years working to evolve and improve that product. When you work primarily in a specialty field, it is a good idea now and then, to step back and examine the path that has led us to our successes and evaluate areas for improvement. One topic that lends itself to periodic review is building lighting, specifically in resident rooms.

The word evolution usually refers to a sl...

Meet the Team – 25th Anniversary Celebration

February 27, 2017, In , , , , , , , , , by admin

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In 1992, a fledgling architectural firm first known as Aldrian Guszkowski was formed. After Chuck Aldrian’s retirement in 1998 and the firm’s move to the Village of Wauwatosa, it was re-branded AG Architecture, reflecting the names of Steve Alexander and Gene Guszkowski. But Gene and Steve first began working together in the 1960’s in an earlier generation of the firm, likewise John Cronin, Cindy Lofy and Tracey Schnick were part of the team prior to the 1992 start date.

So as we...

In the News – Hillcrest Country Estates recognized by Argentum/Senior Living by Design

February 24, 2017, In , , , , , , , , , , , by admin


AG is honored to have worked with Hillcrest Health Services on the Grand Lodge and Rehab Cottage additions to Hillcrest Country Estates. Argentum recently selected the project as one of the Senior Living by Design winners. The project is highlighted in the November/December 2016 article – Building Design Knocks Down Walls in Senior Living by Lisa Rabasca Roepe.

Thank you Argentum for this recognition!

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Tech Talk: It’s the season of Comfort and Joy!

December 5, 2016, In , , , , by Tony Luciano

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What is more soothing than the soft, cuddly warmth of a dog or cat on your lap? How do you look at those eyes and not smile?

Tony’s Cat – Porter


For many of us, these animals are important and loved members of the family. For aging adults in all levels of senior living, that emotional connection is a significant factor in their health and well-being.  More and more care communities are recognizing this fact and incorporating or even promoting ... Read more...