2019 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Gold Winner

Arbor Terrace at Fulton Senior Living

Entrant Company

BCT Architects


Architectural Design - Commercial Building

Client's Name

Capitol Seniors Housing

Country / Region

United States

Our goal focused on breaking the mold of current assisted living facilities with inspiring, warm, modern architecture that promotes hospitality rather than institutional health care. Contemporary design, natural materials, and clean finishes enhance the experience of its Assisted Living and Memory Care residents and their visitors a comfortable and engaging setting – both indoors and outdoors. The wide array of social spaces includes a whiskey bar, club room, salon, PT/fitness, a flexible dining and lounge area, movie theater, activity room, library, and multi-purpose room. Contemporary design, natural materials, and clean finishes enhance the experience of both residents and visitors. This is a place that someone can be proud to call home!

By keeping the well-appointed common spaces on the ground floor open, the spaces flow together seamlessly, both horizontally as well as vertically, providing engagement and interaction opportunities for guests and residents. On the ground level, the space flows from the main lobby to the lounge and bar to the main dining room.

Vertically, the spaces flow seamlessly through the main lobby staircase or, more likely used by residents, the elevator connecting the dining and lounge area, the second floor library, the whiskey bar, the club room, the multi-purpose room, and the movie theater. The library at the top of the main lobby staircase is out of the flow of traffic, but provides a quiet, secluded space that still provides an ideal vantage point for people watching. Furthermore, the design of the spaces are intentionally flexible to accommodate a wide variety of programmed events for small groups and larger community events alike.


Client Capitol Seniors Housing
Emily D’Alessandris
Architect: BCT Architects, LLC
Janet Meyer
Contractor: Forrester Construction
Mark Rolfs
Structural Engineer: Carroll Engineering
Kevin Merriman
MEP Engineer: SRBR Engineers
Pat Lange
Civil Engineer: Gutschick, Little & Weber, P.A.
Todd Reddan
Landscape Architect: Gutschick, Little & Weber, P.A.
Keith Bennett
Interior Designer: Faulkner Design Group
Katy McKee
Kitchen Consultant: Food Strategy, Inc.
Debbie Gemma
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