University Place Special Care Community

University Place, Washington

University Place Special Care Community provides a healthy and cognitively stimulating environment for senior residents with memory care needs.

Three resident’s cottages and a staff administration building are located around a central courtyard enlivened with fragrant floral blooms, artwork, birdhouses, and movable furnishings allowing a variety of social settings.

Key to the design is ease of mobility and navigability. The resident’s courtyard consists of flowing pavement with easy to navigate curves, free from obstacles. Site lighting is strategically placed to fully illuminate walkways while minimizing glare and light trespass. Furnishings and artwork have been selected to enliven the space while acknowledging accessibility needs.


Magnet D+D


2017 (Construction)


1.5 acres


Landscape Architecture