Maravilla at The Domain is part of a shifting paradigm in the industry, thanks to the Baby Boom generation that now defines the demographic. Advances in medicine, technology, and quality of life, among many other factors, are pushing the bounds of human longevity. In direct response, the residential environments for aging—how we think about them, how we design them, and how we name them—are also undergoing rapid reinvention.
Consistently top ranked for senior living in industry journals such as Building Design + Construction, Perkins Eastman is at the vanguard of firms changing the face (and the massing, exteriors, and interiors) of these living spaces. But these rankings, along with the firm’s many awards and projects, only tell part of the story. What makes the practice truly exceptional is its people. The carefully curated team of more than 125 sought-after experts who comprise Perkins Eastman’s senior living practice bring deep personal experience with and empathy for those who are living out their third acts. Every one of these people has their own unique story and connection to this work, which contributes to the high level of excellence and bespoke quality that sets the practice apart.
Consider Senior Associate Max Winters. Driven to pursue architecture from a young age, Max gravitated towards senior living in part because of his personal experience with his grandparents—one couple that had ample financial resources and the ability to plan, and the other that could not afford such luxuries. “As they grew older and had different needs and challenges,” says Winters, “I saw that the built environment had a key role to play in both of these situations.”