On Friday, July 20, we celebrated a much-anticipated milestone for Ventana by Buckner—the final floor of Dallas’ first luxury high-rise Life Care community. The topping off ceremony not only signifies the new 12-story addition to the skyline, but it marks the midway point in the project’s timeline.
Those in attendance were reignited with excitement upon the realization that, around this time next year, Ventana by Buckner will open its doors to its first residents. “I’m really looking forward to about twelve months from now when the fulfillment of our vision starts, and that lifestyle for all of our members starts to become a reality,” said Rick Pruett, Executive Director of Ventana by Buckner.
That vision—a community that will redefine senior living—is very real for Dr. Albert Reyes, President and CEO of Buckner International. “What I want our residents to know today,” says Dr. Reyes, “is that we are not skipping over any detail–to make sure that we have excellence, to make sure the quality is high, and to do all the preparation so that this becomes a home that they’re really proud of.”
Coy Talley, ASLA, has a vision for the master landscaping plan for Ventana by Buckner: In his words, he sees the design direction reflecting a luxury, urban “escape.”
Talley, founding principal for Talley Associates, is collaborating with Eric Antrim, the firm’s project planner and designer, to establish Ventana’s escape-based aesthetic. The two recently revealed the Talley team’s vision starting from ground level all the way through the upper floors.
IDA is a national industry leader in interior design for senior living. In their 33 years they have designed 109 communities and counting, and have received dozens of awards for their work from the National Association of Home Builders and the Southeast Building Conference.