Sylvan Hills

Atlanta, GA

Site: 7 Acres

Units: 183

Cost: $25M

Built: 2022

Around the Block

Located on the Westside of Atlanta, this Senior Living HUD project is affectionately dubbed the “donut building” because of its circular shape with a large courtyard in the middle and a grand covered porch. Our partners wanted to prototype this new product to see if this round design would efficiently cover all of their unit requirements and amenity desires for quality, yet affordable senior housing.

Sylvan Hills Rendering

A Grand Entrance

The property itself follows all of the amenity requirements of the HUD contract, including a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces that speak to the active and social lifestyle. Similar to our other affordable housing projects, we wanted to design a place that residents can be proud of, with a grand porte cochere entrance and a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

Lessons Learned

Donut designs are very compact so these buildings aren’t as spacious as some of our other senior living communities. However, we were able to make up for it with open exterior spaces that beckon residents outdoors and bring ample sunlight inside.

When certain designs are required, we always get to walk away with learnings about space, details and what we can leave behind while thinking forward.