IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTS FOR SENIORS
J+J FLOORING’S IMPACT PROGRAM
J+J Flooring believes that good design is for everyone. Design positively impacts our lives every day.
That’s why we’re donating 5,000 sq. ft. of any of our running line carpet, Kinetex, or LVT to St. Luke’s Home.
Submitted by Susan Mulholland, Principal Interior Designer at Mulholland Art & Design Commercial Interiors in Tucson, St. Luke’s was selected in October 2020 from a group of applicants from across the country.
SELECTED PROJECT DETAILS
Mulholland’s pro bono work for this project began in December 2019, working with the Arizona Builders Alliance during its annual volunteer day to do some facility upgrades and repairs. After that she made it her goal to help St. Luke’s find suitable flooring to replace the deteriorating VCT flooring throughout the building that was installed 20+ years ago, as well as the plush carpeting in the activity room.
The new flooring from J+J is part of a capital improvement project St. Luke’s is undertaking to replace the flooring throughout the facility, upgrade existing resident apartments and common areas, and build additional housing space. The anticipated completion of the new flooring installation is March 2022.
“St. Luke's work is vital to Tucson,” Mulholland wrote in her application. “It is one of a kind because of its existence and longevity of providing care, housing and support to a growing aging population for over a century. It’s mission to provide quality of life for low income elders to age with dignity in an assisted living community has never changed.”
“The elders want their residence to look like home; the staff and Board of Directors would like St. Luke’s to be enduring and low maintenance without compromising the need to be suitable for aging bodies and minds,” Mulholland also wrote. “Everyone on this project wants to create an environment that supports vitality and wellbeing for those who come to St. Luke’s, regardless of their age or ability.”
MANY THANKS TO OUR ADVISORY PANEL!
AIA, LEED AP, BD+C
Senior Associate/Design Director
Rob has been at the forefront of innovative elder community design since 2001. He designed the nation’s first Community Based Green House homes in Penfield, N.Y. and is currently working on projects in multiple states. For Rob, it’s about much more than design; it’s about creating homes where residents can be happy and active. He is a passionate advocate for elder care, working hard to set a new standard for senior living environments. As a trained Certified Eden Alternative Associate, Rob is a respected industry expert, speaking on culture change in Green House® and Small House design models.
AIA, LEED AP, BD+C
Partner, Interior Designer
RDG Planning & Design
All of Kelley’s nearly 20 years of design experience have been in the senior living market, where she can truly say that she loves what she does. She has completed more than 900 senior living projects in 27 states, varying in size from small interior updates to new development of CCRCs and lifeplan communities. Her passion lies in working with communities – especially with residents – to deliver projects that are unique to each client; considerate of their budget, mission, design vision, and demographic and regional appropriateness. Kelley is proud and honored to have an abundance of repeat clients whom she also calls friends. These relationships can be attributed to her enjoyment of being part of a team of like-minded individuals who share her passion for serving seniors by doing what they love and what they do best
IIDA, LEED AP, ID+C
Hillary has 12 years of experience in the interior design of senior living projects. She developed a strong interest in designing for the aging population through her work and research at Perkins Eastman, along with her personal experience with her grandmothers and stepfather. She has worked with both for-profit and non-profit providers, designing unique spaces that allow for experiences and connection, two elements she feels create a successful interior environment. Hillary is considered a rising thought leader within Perkins Eastman, applying her knowledge of sustainable practices to many of the firm's interior design projects.