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Repositioning

analytical expository essay At D2 we know the design process is never done. Just when the drawings for a particular building are complete something needs to be moved, and just when a building is complete something needs to be remodeled. That is why we go through what we call “repositioning” workshops with our senior living […]

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Bringing Design to Life

Recently, a client of ours, Muscogee Manor, was having a difficult time visualizing the drawings for a completely renovated senior living center and needed reassurance that the new design met their needs. Rather than the usual “just trust us” approach used by many firms, D2 immediately jumped into action to bring the project to life […]

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Reflections on the 2013 Environments for Aging Conference

  by Kathryn Helm, AIA, LEED AP The 2013 Environments for Aging conference in New Orleans began with tours of nearby senior living facilities.  I joined the tour to Lambeth House, located between Tulane University and the Mississippi River.  Lambeth House is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) which provides independent living, assisted living, and nursing […]

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The Sleepover Project®

By David Dillard, AIA, Principal at D2 Architecture In the portfolio of ‘How to Keep Underemployed Architects Busy’ – an imaginary manual to which we have all frequently referred to the past few years – is a well-worn page with the heading ‘Professional Development,’ a few pages back from that, ‘Research.’  It was, to these […]

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Project Highlight: Prestonwood Court

Prestonwood Court Plano, Texas This beautiful project is a large Assisted Living and Memory Support community in Plano, Texas. It was designed using a New England Bed and Breakfast style architecture. It has three Assisted Living households on three floors, as well as dining, activity, spa and living spaces. It also has a multi-purpose theater […]

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Taco Bell and Senior Living? Now, that’s our crowd!

As soon as the music for Taco Bell’s Super Bowl commercial began to roll, I thought to myself, “this is our crowd.”  We know that today’s seniors don’t secured bad credit personal loan want a room with a bed.  They want an experience, a community where they can thrive. They don’t want a retirement home, they want a RESURGENCE HOME for the next […]

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Creativity is Key for Senior Housing Architecture

Make visible what, without you, alliance and leicester loan might perhaps never have been seen. – Robert Bresson Creativity is defined as “the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, and relationships, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, and interpretations.”  The creative process for D2 begins with a deep understanding of the physical, emotional and social needs […]

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Red or Green? Which Theory Do You Take?

Something curious payday loan shop happens these days between the car and the office – some kind of inexplicable transference from one economic reality to another.  Outside the boundaries of my workplace, I hear the persistent drumroll of economic doom.  Regardless of the media source (radio, TV, newspaper, news websites), or even the position upon which that source […]

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Welcome to D2

  (Harbor’s Edge, Norfolk, VA winner of two AIA / Leading Age Design for Aging awards) Welcome to D2 Architecture where we are laser focused on senior living. It’s all we do! Our team is unified by a passion to personally affect the senior resident’s quality of life and we look forward to sharing our vision with you. Clear communication in […]

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