IDES 351 / Spring 2018
Utilizing a 40% occupied strip mall, this proposal aimed to address issues of segregation and privatization in retirement homes. The retirement phenomenon often separates our aging population by reducing opportunities for interactions with others outside of their age group. This proposal activates and builds upon a strip mall by keeping mixed use retail marketed and targeted for multi-generational interests and then adds three-new floors upon the building footprint, programmed for new assisted and independent living facilities. This condition will increase multi-generational social environments.