Atria Guilderland | Guilderland, NY

This complete renovation to an existing structure involved a redesign of the main entrance, landscaping, a great room, dining room, and hallways.

The main entrance with a redesigned porte cochere is intended to have the feel of an Adirondack lodge that is welcoming to residents and visitors. The original hallways in the structure were uninteresting and less functional than they needed to be. Angerame Architects has redesigned the hallways so that they include sitting areas throughout, complementary lighting, defined resident room entries, and space that is conducive to programming and travel within the building.

The great room is enhanced by new raised ceilings, architectural wooden beams, and an impressive two-sided ledgestone fireplace. This is a centrally located space that is intended to be comfortable and relaxing for residents to sit, visit with guests, enjoy each other’s company, read, or whatever they like. Immediately adjacent to the great room is an “anytime café” with an open kitchen so that residents can enjoy snacks or refreshments whenever they’d like. It’s also a space for cooking demonstrations and other activities.

The newly designed dining room includes the addition of a vaulted ceiling, chandeliers and a fireplace. The atmosphere is cozy, yet functional.