85 units of independent senior living in Elkins Park PA A full complement of amenities and services for residents 85 units of independent senior living in Elkins Park PA Samuel A. Green House Samuel A. Green House Elkins Park PA Elkins Park PA
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Project TypeNew Construction
Total Units85
Completed2012

Samuel A. Green House

Elkins Park PA

K&A provided comprehensive architectural and engineering services for this new senior community located on a picturesque, wooded property in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. The new residence includes eighty-five (85) units, in addition to a full complement of amenities and services aimed at supporting an independent lifestyle for residents. Program amenities include a community dining room, a media room, a chapel, an art studio, a hair salon, as well as a wellness center for visiting physicians.

Prior to completion of the Samuel A. Green House, the property contained several vacant and dilapidated buildings that were selectively demolished in order to create space for the new residence, required parking and site amenities. The building itself achieved Energy Star certification through a variety of sustainable design features, including Energy Star-labeled lighting fixtures and appliances, high-efficiency HVAC systems, high-performance windows, upgraded building insulation, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, low VOC paints, recycled content materials, construction recycling practices and the reuse of existing materials salvaged from the demolition of the existing buildings. Additionally, solar panel arrays were installed on-site which produce sufficient hot water to meet the daily needs of every resident and in all common area sinks and laundry facilities.

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Samuel A. Green House

Project TypeNew Construction
Total Units85
Completed2012
LocationElkins Park PA

K&A provided comprehensive architectural and engineering services for this new senior community located on a picturesque, wooded property in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. The new residence includes eighty-five (85) units, in addition to a full complement of amenities and services aimed at supporting an independent lifestyle for residents. Program amenities include a community dining room, a media room, a chapel, an art studio, a hair salon, as well as a wellness center for visiting physicians.

Prior to completion of the Samuel A. Green House, the property contained several vacant and dilapidated buildings that were selectively demolished in order to create space for the new residence, required parking and site amenities. The building itself achieved Energy Star certification through a variety of sustainable design features, including Energy Star-labeled lighting fixtures and appliances, high-efficiency HVAC systems, high-performance windows, upgraded building insulation, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, low VOC paints, recycled content materials, construction recycling practices and the reuse of existing materials salvaged from the demolition of the existing buildings. Additionally, solar panel arrays were installed on-site which produce sufficient hot water to meet the daily needs of every resident and in all common area sinks and laundry facilities.

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