North Ridge at Tacoma Lutheran
Architect: Shoesmith Cox Architects
Owner: Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community
Location: Tacoma, Washington
North Ridge, a 14-resident, memory care small house addition to Tacoma Lutheran’s existing assisted living building, reflects a high level of thoughtfulness and detailing in a relatively small project. The more prominent roofs give hierarchy to the building massing by emphasizing common areas and entries from the exterior, and the corresponding vaulted ceilings celebrate these same spaces on the interior. Stained cedar trellises and headers over resident room windows add warmth and scale to the building exterior.