Locations: Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; New York, NY; Coral Gables, FL; Dallas, TX; Lake Placid, NY
Markets Served: Active Adult Communities, Affordable/HUD Senior Living, Alzheimer's/Dementia, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), Hospice, Independent Living, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Homes
Services: Architecture, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design/Healing Gardens, Planning and Urban Design, Recreational Areas
Three Projects of Note:
Renaissance Gardens at Wind Crest [Highlands Ranch, CO] 2009
Renaissance Gardens at Highland Springs [Dallas, TX] 2010
Stonebridge at Montgomery [Montgomery Township, NJ] 2003
Amy Carpenter, AIA, LEED
1700 Market St., 28th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ph.: (215) 732-5215 Fax: (215) 732-2551
WRT specializes in the design and planning of senior environments that provide all levels of care. We understand how to create buildings that work well and feel right – for residents and for your staff. Our company's long-standing commitment to sustainable design means that our work always considers ways in which water and energy can be conserved, land can be used to the best advantage, and buildings can employ materials that are recycled or produced locally. WRT's multidisciplinary services also add value in the evaluation and development of new building sites or in the expansion of existing campuses.
Will you be applying principles of sustainable or “green” design to long-term care projects and, if so, how?
Yes! We are always looking for ways that we can incorporate sustainable design principles into all of our designs, whether or not the project is pursuing a LEED certification. There are many strategies that can be incorporated at low to no cost. Many are simply good design practices such as bringing in more daylight and providing views to the outside from all habitable spaces. The key is to not “tack on” green strategies but to approach the design as an integrated process. This is how you can achieve the best synergies and identify cost-saving solutions.