Lenbrook offers the city dwelling senior population various distinguished upscale living choices, complete with lifestyle service packages geared to entice the most discerning of consumers. However, the Client understood that to remain viable, they needed to engage in an expansion program to meet the significant and growing demand for in-town living opportunities. THW Design was commissioned to create innovative and comprehensive lifestyle solutions for individuals seeking metropolitan sophistication blended with comfortable familiarity. Lenbrook’s expansion consists of a magnificent 25 story building with sweeping views of downtown Atlanta, Buckhead and Stone Mountain.
Program and amenities include 142 independent living residences, 16 Assisted Living, 60 Skilled Nursing and a 10,700sf Natatorium and Wellness Center. Among the alluring amenities on the campus are three-level townhouse plans as well as an elegant garden court building overlooking a tranquil landscaped plaza. This plaza serves the social hub for outdoor social events, an ideal spot for multi-generational connectivity. To broaden resident social opportunities, three upscale dining venues were added, as well as a 5,000sf multi-purpose room, and state of the art, tiered seating video theater. Additionally, a fully-equipped wellness center and glass enclosed natatorium complete with heated pool are available for resident indulgence. This urban Mixed Use Development not only serves the needs of seniors seeking fashionable in town community living, but also provides a platform for assorted social confluence opportunities in the heart of Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead community.
Residents have access to The Wellness Center which includes a broad range of programs and services, including a styling salon, exercise room, aerobics room, and highlighted by a large natatorium complete with a therapy pool and a whirlpool spa.
Outside the natatorium, the wellness plaza serves as a centerpiece for the community while providing a unique opportunity for residents to gather and engage in social and wellness related activities. The main floor of the existing tower has been renovated to provide card rooms, a resident business services center, a video theater, a billiards room, a class room, activities rooms, a postal center, and a convenience store, a clinic and administrative offices.
Age in Place
Like most communities, this one is challenged by issues associated with aging in place, the 367 independent living residences are adaptable to changing resident needs spread between the two buildings and the Garden Courts. Trauma is endured by the residents when they are moved along a continuum, in a system that supports the community’s needs over the residents’. While providing adequate care to the residents is of pivotal importance, so is the security and inner well being of the individuals.
The owner challenged the designer to create living accommodations that would allow residents to have a comfortable amount of space and amenities more consistent with independent living quarters, for all residents. Many Assisted Living homes have been designed for couples to remain together, despite differing healthcare needs.
Client | Lenbrook
Size | 6 acres
• Existing building Renovation of Skilled Care Residences into Assisted Living Suites with dining commons
• Existing building Renovation of the first floor into a 4,000 sf clinic, 9,750 sf of common areas including a chapel, billiards room, and 5,040 sf of administrative space
• New 24-story tower with 134 Apartment Residences, 16 Personal Care Residences, and 60 Skilled Care Residences
• Three-story Garden Court Wing with eight Residences
• 39,000 sf of new Community and Dining space including a 10,700 sf Natatorium/Wellness Center
• Two-level covered Parking Deck
PHASE II - includes:
• 21 luxury units - including 7 townhomes and 14 flats in a 3 story buildings atop a parking deck