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Allied Partners, Moseley Architects, and Carle Consulting serve on project team Meyer announces completion of renovations at The Virginian in Fairfax, Virginia

F AIRFAX, VA — Meyer , an architecture and de- sign firm, announced the completion of a multiyear, $67 million renovation of The Virginian, a luxury retirement community offering indepen- dent, assisted, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilita- tion living options in Fairfax. Owned by Focus Health- care Partners and managed by Life Care Services , The Virginian is a 316-unit commu- nity that caters to seniors seek- ing an elevated, active lifestyle and a continuum of care. Meyer completed renovation Phase I of

Virginian’s independent and assisted living units, common areas, wellness suite, outdoor amenities, and outdoor building façade. The Phase II renovation began in 2019 and concluded in April 2024. All 316 units at The Virgin- ian have been fully upgraded as part of Meyer’s renovations during Phase II. Units were evaluated and reconfigured to meet market expectations and demand, which included upgrading finishes such as lighting, equipment plumb- ing fixtures, and millwork in bathrooms and kitchens. The

renovation included the design of an exclusive fifth floor con - cierge level, which includes up- graded finishes and amenities such as California Closets de- signs, smart thermostats and lights that can be controlled via smartphone, and electronic blinds. Corridors and unit entrances were also enhanced to include new architectural finishes such as wood trim and accent wall finishes, in addition to custom signage. Unit entries on each floor feature different accent colors to assist residents with wayfinding. Meyer provided interior design services in addition to furniture, fixture, and equip - ment (FF&E) procurement for the project. The design team also included project manager Min Yi Park , inte- rior designer Julie Galler , and FF&E manager Michele Segre . The project team also included Allied Partners (project management and owner’s representative), Carle Consulting (senior living con- sultant), Moseley Architects (architect), Metropolitan Studio (FF&E Procurement), Salas O’Brien (MEP engi- neer), Elements Hospital- ity (contractor) and Wohlsen (construction services). Meyer reprogrammed the community to energize unde- rutilized spaces, including the newly designed, hospitality- inspired lobby which now fea- tures a bistro with bespoke lounge seating that welcomes residents and captures The Virginian’s luxury lifestyle. “Meyer was instrumental revitalizing the property and elevating the design to reflect what today’s seniors want, which is flexibility and option - ality in an elevated setting,” said Michael Feinstein , managing director at Focus Healthcare Partners. “The completely renovated commu- nity embodies luxury and care, encourages social engagement, and supports the everyday needs of our residents.” Amenities throughout The Virginian offer residents ac- cess to a variety of entertain- ment, activity, and fitness options, including a technology and art studio, golf simulator, and cinema. A brandnew well- ness wing now includes a 1,500 square-foot assembly room for large group fitness classes or special events in addition to a full-service salon and fully equipped fitness room. MAREJ

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The Virginian in 2022. Phase II features updates to The

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