Kissing Tree Welcome Center


Best 55+ Welcome Center for over 200 Homes Community

NOMINATED BY: Creative License International

PROJECT STATEMENT: This is an environmental experience that communicates the lifestyle, amenities and residential products. Visitors are welcomed with a large bar sporting a stain-grade wood tree spanning from the back bar into the exposed mechanical ceiling. 

The front of the bar is covered with 8-track tapes, and guests can play favorite vinyl hits on a nearby turntable with an assortment of vintage speakers. A video wall is surrounded with '60s-era muscle cars cut in half for seating with drive-in speakers. 

An oversized View-Master shows photo of events, and the scale model was installed in an oversized pinball machine. A framed house was constructed with projected images of community gatherings.

  • BUILDER: Brookfield Residential
  • ARCHITECT: MAI Architects
  • INTERIOR DESIGNER: Creative License International
  • LAND PLANNER: RVI Planning
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: Rachel Kay