Friendship Village of Waterloo is an older life care community in Iowa that was in need of major changes to stay competitive with newer offerings in their market. RDL Architects partnered with Greystone Development to provide a master plan for phased improvements. The goal was to give Friendship Village a new image by replacing the out dated and inefficient original buildings. The initial program called for several new components:
A new independent living apartment building, a replacement two story nursing center and expanded community space with a fitness center including an indoor therapy pool.
An interactive design charrette process was used to accelerate the planning process and give all stake holders an opportunity to provide input into the design.