Atria Senior Living: Foster Square / Perkins Eastman

Atria Senior Living: Foster Square

Foster City, California
When this project began, there were limited examples of senior living communities integrating into a larger neighborhood and leveraging resources while also providing retail and a central plaza for an entire city. Atria at Foster Square reflects a progressive philosophy for providing independent and assisted living and memory support within the heart of a vibrant, connected downtown community.

This senior living flagship is set within a new neighborhood of multi-age active, independent, and some affordable senior living housing. By virtue of site selection, the building is a few blocks from the public library, a major public park along the waterfront, the City’s senior center, the K-8 private school, the future civic auditorium, the Peninsula JCC, retail, and City Hall.

This seven-story senior living building, one of the neighborhood’s keystone developments, offers 131 independent and assisted living residences, and 24 homes for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. It is an integral part of the larger Foster Square development created by the project’s master developer. Perkins Eastman’s building design is characterized by modern living with engaging common spaces, inspiring garden courtyards, and street level retail. In addition, the housing options appeal to a wide range of residents — for-sale townhomes, residential living apartments, and affordable senior housing. A community bistro at ground level is open to the public, as well.

The new building is responsive to environmental factors on the site, such as a building form that protects from northerly winds, opens to the Bay and mountain views, and receives the sun with generous garden courtyards facing the southeast. It also provides residents with outdoor private, secure courtyards.
AIA Design for Aging Review, Special Recognition Award (2015)