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Brown Craig Turner opens senior living studio

Brown Craig Turner opens senior living studio


August 11, 2010

Baltimore-based architecture and design firm Brown Craig Turner has significantly expanded its housing design capabilities and expertise with the launch of its new senior living studio. This expansion is possible because of the recent addition to Brown Craig Turner’s staff of two specialists in the field, Janet Reynolds and Duncan Walker. Reynolds and Walker, both Vice Presidents at Brown Craig Turner, were previously key members of CSD Architects' senior living studio and were responsible for the design and project management of a number of award winning senior living projects located throughout the country.

Reynolds and Walker were both members of CSD's senior living studio for 12 years. They have been pioneers of cutting-edge trends in senior living including community integration, new urbanist design, culture change surrounding resident-centered living and care, and the small house model which moves nursing and Alzheimer's care out of traditional hospital-style wards and into home-like standalone “houses”. Both are frequent speakers at regional and national industry events on senior living design.

Janet Meyer Reynolds, AIA, has been involved in a wide range of projects in both the public and private sectors in addition to her work in senior living. A 1997 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Architecture master's degree program, she brings a strong mix of creative design and practical insight to her projects. Prior to joining Brown Craig Turner, Reynolds was Vice President and Principal at CSD Architects. Reynolds' project Williamsburg Landing won the Design for Aging Special Recognition Award as well as the Designs for Senior Environments Citation of Merit.

Duncan R. Walker, AIA, LEED AP, has designed and managed a broad range of project types with a concentration on retail mixed use, residential, and senior living. Walker received a Master of Science in Architecture degree from Syracuse University in 1986. He has a keen eye for local context and local building traditions, and his projects have won a number of national design awards. Most notably, two of Walker's projects, Marsh's Edge and Saint James Place, received the Design for Aging Citation, the most prestigious design award in the industry. Before joining Brown Craig Turner, Walker was Vice President and Principal at CSD.

“The addition of Janet and Duncan to our firm means that Brown Craig Turner now has the hands-on experience and expertise needed to offer our clients an expanded range of housing design, planning and development services,” says Bryce Turner, AIA, President and CEO of the firm. “No matter what type of housing project our clients seek-multi-family, mixed-use, student housing, senior living we can provide outstanding design and insight into the issues they face.”

About Brown Craig Turner
Brown Craig Turner combines the talents of professional architects, planners, interior designers and graphic designers to create quality environments and marketing identities that maximize business results for our clients. Projects are worldwide and include mixed-use, entertainment, hospitality and retail developments. From main street retail to urban entertainment centers, our projects excel in creating people places with a sense of scale and place.

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