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  • KEIRO GARDEN
  • Seattle, WA // Senior Housing

COLLABORATIVE DESIGN

The Keiro Senior Center is an Asian community-care center committed to providing the highest quality of care for senior residents, predominantly Japanese elders. The courtyard garden serves as a gathering space for residents and visitors, reflecting Keiro’s commitment to serving the greater Seattle community. The collaboration between architect and landscape architect creates an indoor-outdoor connection between the existing building and its new garden.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

The result is a linkage of indoors with outdoors that provides daylight, shelter, views, accessibility and a peaceful sense of safety, warmth and tranquility.

CONNECTING COMMUNITY, NATURE

Today, the garden and adjacent indoor room also generate revenue for Seattle Keiro. It is a popular, rentable space for weddings and other traditional ceremonies.

  • PROJECT DETAILS
  • OVERVIEW: Landscape as a connector to community and culture.
  • ARCHITECT: SKL Architects
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Shaney Clemmons at Murase Associates
  • SIZE: 15,000 SF
  • COMPLETION DATE: 2012
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: SKL Architects, Murase Associates