Rockwood Retirement Community: The Summit 3
Rockwood Retirement Community: The Summit 2

Rockwood Retirement Community: The Summit

Spokane, WA

An aging campus was reimagined to support its vision of holistic wellness.

With its strong focus on all aspects of wellness, Rockwood supports social, physical, vocational, and educational activities that positively impact its residents. Perkins Eastman’s design for The Summit creates those spaces, while being the first senior living community to also incorporate biophilic design principles to connect residents to the natural environment. The new building interlocks seamlessly with the existing building transforming existing non-descript boxy spaces into flowing inter-related opportunities for gathering. To create a better entry experience and encouraging total resident interaction, a reoriented entrance faces the campus estate homes. A new tower of larger units aligns to market desires and financially supports the whole project. Developed through a collaborative process with Rockwood, its residents, and executive architect NAC, the design includes a conference center and activity rooms, a range of dining options, and fitness and spa amenities. The Summit is a reimagined, sustainable living environment where residents have reported improvements in overall wellness and engagement since the design was implemented.

Project Facts

  • Client:

  • Rockwood Retirement Communities
  • Size:

  • 216,568 sq. ft.
  • Services:

  • Interior Design
  • Markets:

  • Senior Living
  • Region:

  • United States
  • Studios:

  • Seattle


  • 2017 Merit Award, AIA Design for Aging Review, 14th Edition
  • 2017 Innovation Award, Best 55+ Repositioned Community or Project
  • 2017 Honorable Mention, Environments for Aging Design Showcase
  • 2017 Eagle Award, Multifamily and Condominium Projects up to $100 million, National ABC Excellence in Construction Awards
  • 2016 Honor, NAHB Best 55+ Repositioned Community
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