The Baldwin was one of just 11 senior living facilities recognized in The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Design for Aging Review. According to the AIA, “The Design for Aging Review showcases facilities that represent conscientious surroundings, and advance environments for senior living.” The Baldwin received an award of Special Recognition.
The AIA noted The Baldwin’s project goal of creating “a community based on the principles of Live/Work/Play where seniors are integrated in a multi-generational environment.” Particularly interesting to the Jurors are the “retail spaces [that will] attract those inside and outside the community,” and the “inviting, centralized space in the lobby.”
The AIA further noted that “Amenity spaces such as the restaurant, café, art gallery, general store, the salon and the health clinic — traditionally only accessible to residents of such senior communities — were purposely located along the sidewalk and designed as retail spaces that can attract patrons of both The Baldwin and the larger Woodmont Commons … Such gestures reinforce the project mission of integrating older adults into their community and fostering multi-generational activities.”
Read more about the special design and architectural features of The Baldwin on the AIA website.