Celebrating Life by Design

CLS provided visioning/master planning services, a financial analysis, architectural/interior design and senior living construction management for this independent living and assisted living project.

Project Challenges

  • Continue operating during the 18-month project
  • Eliminate confusion due to the lack of visibility from the main thoroughfare
  • Improve traffic flow by altering the single, congested entrance

Project Process

CLS and the Pines Village team collaborated on a master plan that focused on transplanting and transforming the facility’s core area into a town center that is now a multi-purpose space used for social activities.

Project Highlights

  • The back of the facility overlooks a beautiful pond and walking trail
  • Large windows and natural light brighten mealtime
  • Residents and guests now have communal space to gather
  • Beautiful door surrounds and archways welcome residents home
  • Large apartments with attached garages appeal to a broader, younger demographic

Why this project was successful

“Working with Community Living Solutions was a wonderful experience, not only for my staff but for my resident population and my board of directors. From the beginning to the end of the project, we felt like a real partner.”

– Laurie Mullet, Chief Executive Officer, Pines Village Retirement Community, Valparaiso, IN