Project name: The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights
Project location: Hartford, CT
Firm name: Amenta Emma Architects
Jury comments: This project is laudable for its subtlety and humanity. It’s not aiming to impress; it’s aiming to do its job. However, the understated—sometimes invisible—design moves are impressive. The main gathering space is large but feels intimate. The lighting, ceiling, and wood details come harmoniously together. Avery Heights introduces dignity, respect, and some essence of home to a project type that often feels sterile or cold.
Client: William Englehart
Consultants: CE Floyd Company; Didona Associates