C.C. Young: The Point
SIZE: 20,000 SF I SERVICES: PLANNING, ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN
The Point, Center for Arts and Education, at C.C. Young offers a fresh concept for a senior activity center: a stand-alone facility at a continuing-care retirement community that attracts both residents and the surrounding intergenerational community with a distinct identity and innovative programming.
The 20,000 sf building was designed to create an environment “where the spirit is ageless,” a key focus of the client. The facility serves this mission through a strong emphasis on the arts. Spaces within the center correspond to one of three specific focal points—mind, body and spirit—and play host to highly interactive, creativity-focused programs that welcome people of all ages.
To enrich the mind, the library offers extensive resources on healthy aging, multipurpose classrooms support lifelong learning, and a computer lab is available for training on next-generation technologies. The body is nourished at a café offering healthy choices and strengthened at a fitness center that embraces preventative wellness. To engage the spirit, a performance hall presents live entertainment, art studios support the expression of creativity, and a meditation room and sculpture garden provide sanctuaries for reflection
Design/Environments for Aging: Citation of Merit; National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Best of 50+ Housing Award: Gold Award, 2013
Multi-Housing News – Ageless Living