New Addition Underway at Ingleside at King Farm

WASHINGTON, DC–Construction is underway on the new Gardenside addition at Ingleside at King Farm, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Rockville, MD. It is expected to be completed this year.

Gardenside will be a series of new buildings located on the existing Ingleside at King Farm community, adding 121 personalized living residences and 32 private assisted living memory support suites to its award-winning continuum of care program, as well as expanded facilities for culture, the arts, education, and above all, whole-person wellness. With the introduction of Gardenside, the Ingleside organization is furthering its mission of offering its residents “Engaged Living.”

Noteworthy among the amenities that Gardenside will introduce is a brand new state-of-the-art Center for Healthy Living (CHL). This unique building typology supports seniors through all dimensions of wellness, with various programs and spaces specially designed to support mind, body, and spirit.

In keeping with industry best practices for this building typology, Gardenside’s CHL will become the heart and soul of this expanded campus. New indoor amenity spaces will include a creative arts center and exhibition space, classrooms, library, meditation space, a wellness space including a yoga studio, a spa/salon, a game room, a clinical suite with doctor’s office and exam rooms, and large multi-purpose room.

Gardenside’s new Center for Healthy Living will also feature a series of interconnected courtyards, each one carefully laid out to emphasize choice and active engagement, as well as highlight each new surrounding building’s distinct character and variety of amenities, whether it’s a dining venue, classroom, or living space.

As its design mandate, the Perkins Eastman team, led by Principal and Executive Director Dan Cinelli FAIA, based in the firm’s DC office, looked at Ingleside’s motto of “Engaged Living” and interpreted that as an environment that offers choice, that isn’t a barrier to having an engaged life, but rather, is illustrative of a place you want to be.

Since the completion of Ingleside at King Farm in 2009, this relatively new CCRC in the DC metro area has earned a stellar reputation for offering independent living to retirees seeking an engaged and active lifestyle, as well facilities devoted to specialized memory care and short-term rehabilitation services.

“King Farm right now is one building. What we wanted to do with Gardenside was add a whole series of buildings, each with its own front door. So we set out to design a unique experience catered to each building, and to offer choices at every turn,” said Cinelli.