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Tacoma, Washington

For the Memory Care facility at Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community, we aimed to design a home away from home for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Built as an add-on to the existing assisted living facility, North Ridge was specifically designed to address the complexities of life with memory loss and the associated spatial convolutions: tactile ornamentation and accessories allowed residents to interact with their environment and close attention was paid to finishes to create a space that was safe and comfortable. Bristal worked closely with Shoesmith Cox Architects, who won an AIA Merit Award for Design for Aging for North Ridge at Tacoma Lutheran.