Rose Villa Senior Living Embarks on $77 Million Construction Project

December 7, 2020 | 

Rose Villa Senior Living Embarks on $77 Million Construction Project  
Next-generation 24-hour long term care and two new independent living neighborhoods will round out Rose Villa’s 10-year campus redevelopment

Portland, Ore. [November 11, 2020] — Construction is underway for Rose Villa’s third and final phase of master campus redevelopment. The massive, $77 million project consists of three new structures, including a state-of-the-art 24-hour long-term care building with new campus administrative spaces above, Madrona Grove, and two new independent living neighborhoods, Schroeder Lofts and Trillium Townhomes surrounding a half-acre enclosed courtyard garden.


Next-generation 24-hour care

After a successful collaboration delivering the new Garden Grove and North Pocket independent living homes during phase 2, Scott|Edwards Architecture was hired by Rose Villa to complete two of the three planned structures in the final phase of their campus redevelopment. One of those buildings is the new Madrona Grove, which replaces the existing 1960 long-term care building at Rose Villa. The new 24-hour care neighborhood, which resembles a modern interpretation of a large, airy farmhouse, will feature 32 private suites, all with floor to ceiling windows and easy access to outdoor space, and some with private ground-level terraces. The new Madrona Grove features a variety of common spaces including open kitchens, sunrooms, a large, covered terrace with an outdoor fireplace, and direct access to the courtyard garden. Each of the first two floors of Madrona Grove will feature 16 individual rooms, all of which are bright and  spacious and possess the qualities of “home.” The rooms are further divided into two neighborhoods of eight residents each. This design allows for plenty of opportunities to enjoy shared activities as well as private respite in a personal space.


New independent living

Inspired by the adaptive reuse urban street lofts found in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon, the Schroeder Lofts are a continuation of Main Street and the urban hub of the Rose Villa campus. Also designed by Scott|Edwards Architecture, the four-story loft apartment building is anchored by a child development center, with 35 apartments above street-level commons and roof top amenities for residents. The ground level will feature a clinic, resident community room, and the Treasure House resale shop along a covered arcade that activates the pedestrian level of Schroeder Avenue. At the fourth story, the building steps back, creating large exterior terraces for each loft. At the south end, deep overhangs create welcoming sheltered outdoor living space and feature indoor-outdoor fireplaces. The interior of the lofts was designed to maximize natural light and a create a strong connection to the outdoors. Each of the apartments has floor-to-ceiling window walls, 10- to- 2-foot ceilings, kitchen islands, hardwood floors, and a large deck or terrace.


Trillium Townhomes

Trillium Townhomes is the second collaboration between Rose Villa and Green Hammer Design Build. The six-unit zero-energy community, built to Passive House standards, features 18-foot ceilings in the great spaces, and ample natural light through its soaring triple-pane, tilt-turn windows. Sustainably harvested bamboo flooring and ultra-energy-efficient lighting and appliances make these homes among the healthiest and most sustainable available on the market today.

“Rose Villa has created an independent and welcoming community with unique living spaces designed to appeal to a wide range of preferences and tastes,” says Vassar Byrd, CEO of Rose Villa. “Our culture embraces and celebrates diversity. For eco-minded individuals, Trillium Townhomes stands out as a unique and innovative approach to sustainable living. For people seeking a central location with easy access to our shared amenities, the Schroeder Lofts are ideally located.”

In 2016, Rose Villa completed the first of its three phases of campus redevelopment, a $60 million project that included 75 new homes and “Main Street”—a village center with restaurants, a garden store, a rooftop deck, a spa and more.  In 2019, Rose Villa completed phase 2 of its campus redevelopment efforts, bringing four new independent living neighborhoods to life. Phase three, which comprises the new Madrona Grove, Trillium Townhomes, and Schroeder Lofts, is the final and pinnacle redevelopment effort.


About Rose Villa 

Rose Villa is an independent nonprofit Life Plan Community consisting of 220 homes situated on a 22-acre campus that strategically takes advantage of the green space and river views. Originally built in 1960, Rose Villa began a comprehensive redevelopment effort in 2014, replacing aging buildings, updating infrastructure systems, and creating 35 new loft apartments and 40 Pocket Neighborhood cottages. Spring 2019 saw the second wave of renovation complete, including 12 first-of-their-kind Zero Energy homes in The Oaks, 10 residences that overlook the community garden and Willamette River, and 18 pocket cottages  that build out the original Phase 1 redevelopment neighborhood. The community is nationally recognized for its award-winning design, is a 2019 Leader in Sustainability in Clackamas County, a 2020 honoree as one of Oregon’s 100 Best Nonprofits, and one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers in 2020. Learn more:


About Green Hammer Design Build

Green Hammer Design Build is a unified design build firm and certified B Corp based in Portland, Oregon. Established in 2002, Green Hammer creates responsible, healthy, and inspiring buildings to improve occupants’ well-being and relationship with nature. Founder Stephen Aiguier is a leading green-building expert and teacher on Zero Energy and Passive House design principles. Green Hammer is just one of 16 design firms in the nation meeting the goals of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2030 Commitment, a voluntary path toward carbon neutrality in the built environment. The company has received numerous awards including the 2017 Forest Stewardship Council’s Leadership Award and Earth Advantage Institute’s 2014 LEED-for-Homes Builder of the Year Award. Learn more:


About Scott I Edwards Architecture

In 1998 Sid Scott and Kelly Edwards founded Scott|Edwards Architecture (S|EA) with a mission to enhance life for clients, users, and communities through thoughtful design in architecture, planning, and interiors. S|EA’s commitment to “People First. Design Forward.” puts people at the center of everything they do, and every project is approached with a fresh and creative perspective to meet the unique desires of the client and end user. The firm’s diverse portfolio of work is balanced across public, private, and non-profit sectors. Based in Portland, Oregon, the 85-person firm has completed award-winning work across the country. Learn more:


Media Contacts
Jennifer Werdel, Director of Communications, Rose Villa Senior Living

Becky Brun, Director of Communications, Green Hammer Design Build

Alexi Meuwissen, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Scott I Edwards Architecture

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MADRONA GROVE - Courtesy of Scott Edwards Architecture 

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SCHROEDER LOFTS - Courtesy of Scott Edwards Architecture 

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SCHROEDER LOFTS - Courtesy of Scott Edwards Architecture 

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TRILLIUM TOWNHOMES - Courtesy of Green Hammer 

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TRILLIUM TOWNHOMES - Courtesy of Green Hammer