NOMINATED BY: Faulkner Design Group
PROJECT STATEMENT: Alto Buckhead uses innovative design tactics that discreetly promote safety, efficiency and social interaction. Initial design inspiration came from the caregivers and staff who desired a brighter, livelier space for residents to enjoy engaging in activities. The design team was challenged with a budget that only allowed for a light renovation.
The lobby's grand staircase, unnecessary walls and over-scaled fireplaces were removed, creating an open, lobby-meets-lounge concept. Outdated light fixtures were modernized, rooms were repainted, and televisions were incorporated in the elevator lobbies for wayfinding and information.
These upgrades, along with a redistribution of furniture, improved accessibility and gives the appearance of a physical expansion.