Effortless Senior Living
A dream-like walk through a mini-village, The Meridian at Boca Raton combines effortless senior living with traditional architecture.
The Meridian at Boca Raton is a quiet enclave, which draws from local country club traditions to convey a familiar architecture in an unfamiliar way. Kevin Donahue, AIA has combined details, which at first glance may seem classical, into a timeless, Mini Garden Village- shaping senior living that is both cosmopolitan and local at the same time.
THE SHORT STORY
Assisted Living: 98 Beds
Memory Care: 42 Beds
Building Site: 6 Acres
Building Area: 140,609 sq. feet
Height: 3 Stories
Creatively combining two building types, Assisted Living and Memory Care, Donahue artfully designed so that each building at Symphony at Boca Raton has its own identity. The distinguished exterior fits seamlessly within the context of the suburban single family neighborhood.
Shaping the building from one story, closest to the existing single family homes, then “stepping away” to two and three stories, effortlessly satisfied neighboring residents and stringent zoning approval requirements. Faux balconies and ground floor patios are employed to be in concert with residential architectural standards. Upper level apartments have balcony like views while maintaining resident security.
Two grand courtyards are the “hearts” of each community. The Central Palm Court-open to the sky- offers outdoor space for the Assisted Living residents, and the Gazebo Court in the Memory Care building provides a safe and secure courtyard for resident use at all times of the day. The disposition of the apartments are shaped by courtyard views which marry architecture and fauna with distinction, warmth and intimacy. Nobody has to lock a window or door that opens into the central areas. Memory care and Assisted Living dining rooms both share an immediately adjacent kitchen for convenient food service to both communities, reducing staff travel time and providing the highest level of service for the residents.
Major ground floor lifestyle amenities – Parlor, Gourmet Dining, Bistro, Sidewalk Café and Theater - flow from space to space around the central outdoor courtyards creating a unique plan for residents looking for a choice, and “unique experience”.