Woodlands at Canterfield
West Dundee, IL
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Interior Design Overview:
The Woodlands at Canterfield is a newly-constructed senior living community located in West Dundee, Illinois on the site of a former apple orchard. Encompassing 90 assisted living and 36 memory care resident apartments, RDG Planning & Design's design for the 137,000 SF community draws inspiration from the locale, creating an overarching woodland aesthetic to bring delight, variety and joy to residents. RDG's interior design creates an engaging resident experience by incorporating thoughtful landscape references amid hospitality-inspired amenities. The firm worked closely with Franciscan Ministries to select bright and contemporary finishes and bring nature-forward features to the forefront. A focal point of the design is the building’s two-story volume entrance, which the team leveraged to showcase a custom woodlands tree sculpture. Amenity spaces, including multiple clubrooms, a theater, library, game room, activity spaces with demonstration kitchens and an art studio, carry the natural theme throughout. Finishes, lighting and architectural details are carried through a central commons space, connecting assistant living and memory care buildings and creating equity and connection between the two levels of care. The result is an engaging community that accommodates a variety of resident activities while evoking the heritage of its location.