Frasier is a not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) serving seniors in the Boulder, Colorado market since 1960. With the addition of a new 98 resident independent living building, wellness center, and arts and education center to campus, Hord Coplan Macht was hired to create and implement a landscape master plan for the 15.32 acre site. The campus landscape plan updates the existing right-of-way to current City of Boulder standards and contains three primarily new landscaped areas: the north courtyard, independent living courtyards, and main entry/western landscape.
The newly designed north courtyard includes patio seating, built-in gas grills and a fire element, bocce court, shade structure, community garden, green house and outdoor wellness equipment all designed with age appropriateness in mind and saving as many existing mature trees as possible. The independent living courtyards are two shared passive garden spaces between the three wings of the new independent living building including intimate gathering spaces, seat walls, and shade tolerant planting. The main entry/western landscape includes a new entry auto court and event plaza intended as spill out and auxiliary outdoor entertainment space for events in the arts and education center theater.