Meet the Architect of SpringShire

The Meet the Architect event was a big success. Alan Wilson, Chief Architect and Vice President of Haskell design firm was on hand to present about the inspirations for the master planning and design of SpringShire. Alan got his start in master planning senior living communities 28 years ago when he designed Fleet Landing in Jacksonville, FL. Now he has the extra personal experience of visiting his in-laws there on a regular basis.

Alan mentioned, “It is a special experience to go and have dinner with my in-laws and look around to see the different aspects of how we designed Fleet Landing and actually see residents enjoying it.”

Haskell assembled their team of senior living experts to design and build SpringShire, which is expected to open in 2019.

Wilson borrowed notes from architectural gems all around Greenville – from Ironwood Country Club to buildings on the ECU campus to the historic Greenville Museum of Art building.

“The key is to consider these larger institutional buildings, which have a great presence, but combine that with a residential feel.”

Because that was so important, we also looked at the great homes of our history – specifically the English manor home. Wilson showed examples of English manor homes and said that many people appreciate the manor home because it was a place of welcome for the entire community, not just a segregated place where the public couldn’t come. We want SpringShire to be the same way.

Wilson presented an animated virtual tour of the SpringShire community, including the homes, villas and The Commons, where most of the activities and apartments will be located. The Commons is meant to be a gathering space that provides plenty of opportunities for casual interaction, but also several spaces for more private events. Of course many residents will choose an apartment in The Commons, and each apartment is designed to be its own free-standing home with architectural details such as private balconies and separate entry ways. Each apartment also has its own underground parking.

“I really appreciate that fact,” said future resident, Dr. Bob Deyton. “I like that my car is parked out of the weather and it is easy to get to.”

After the event, several prospective residents expressed an interest in interacting with the virtual tour in order to see where available apartments are located and what the different view opportunities would be.

“We encourage all of our prospective residents to schedule a time at the Information Center,” said Vice President of Marketing, Morgan Lamphere. “At the Information Center, our sales associates can share a TouchTour system in order to see where their future home may be and how the home will be laid out.”

Information Center visits are scheduled daily – call for your appointment today! (252) 317-2303.