Moorestown, New Jersey - By the early 1990s, despite its prime location, The Evergreens had become a declining nursing and assisted living facility with an uncertain future. Through the guidance and expertise of KDA Architects, the Board of Trustees was able to reinvent the residence as one of the premiere continuing care retirement communities in the region. As principal architect and planner, the firm was responsible for all aspects of the master plan, design, and construction administration. The new design integrated the former pre-war mansion into a more unified, gracious residence offering 216 independent living units, a 60-bed extended care facility and clinic, and a 20-bed residential health care unit. All building infrastructure, administrative offices, community facilities (including support spaces) were upgraded and renovated at a cost of $28 million in 1996.
More recently, KDA Architects has designed a new 85,000 sqft health care center for The Evergreens. Opened in 2012, the new health care center offers residents a warm and welcoming neighborhood model for extended care services. Instead of the institutional feel of older nursing homes, the new health care center gives residents a home-like setting. This new addition to the CCRC is phase II of a multi-phase campus update that The Evergreens is undertaking with KDA Architects.
Elevation of the New Healthcare Center