Featuring interior design by NAC Architecture, Merrill Gardens University
was recently honored with a Merit Award in Long-Term Living
magazine's special supplement, Design Environments for Aging 2011
. A panel of 16 jurors representing interior designers, architects, providers and educators honored the project among dozens of submissions. Located in the established Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle, Merrill Gardens at The University combines 123 independent and assisted living units with 103 market-rate apartments, which are inhabited by University of Washington students. In addition, the ground level features restaurants and specialty retail shops. The editors of Long Term Living
call it "A true multigenerational complex."