Building the Future of Senior Living

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 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 members 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.”

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Luxury Senior Housing High-Rise Tops Out

Ventana by Buckner, a $140M, Two-Tower Community in North Dallas, Reaches Construction Milestone


DALLAS, [July 20, 2018] – Ventana by Buckner, a $140 million luxury high-rise community for seniors in North Dallas, marked the project’s halfway point with a topping out ceremony today. 

The milestone included the raising of a ceremonial beam and tree to the top of the north tower. Speakers included Charlie Wilson, senior vice president for Buckner Retirement Services; Rick Pruett, executive director of Ventana by Buckner; and Albert Reyes, president/CEO of Buckner International. The trio thanked workers with general contractor Whiting-Turner, who began construction on June 12, 2017. 

“We are extremely grateful to every single person who has labored to bring Ventana by Buckner to its midway milestone in only 13 months,” said Pruett. “The high quality of work put into the construction process is representative of the high-quality of life Ventana will provide its residents with luxurious features and amenities and excellent health and wellness services.” 

Ventana by Buckner is Dallas’ first and only luxury high-rise Life Care community. Its adjacent 12-story towers will house 189 independent apartment homes, including one-, two- and three-bedroom options and ranging from 800 to 1,900 square feet. Ventana includes the full continuum of care for senior adults, with assisted living, nursing care, memory care, and a rehabilitation component. 

The community will also include underground parking, multiple dining venues and lounges, spacious common areas, modern wellness and fitness centers, heated indoor pool, salon and spa, movie theater, rooftop garden, multiple patios and more. 

Ventana was designed by Dallas award-winning architect David Dillard and his firm, D2 Architecture. It will open to its first residents by mid-2019. 

Buckner opened its first retirement community in 1954. Ventana by Buckner will be its sixth retirement care property in Texas. For more information about Ventana by Buckner, visit 


Buckner Retirement Services, Inc. is one of the largest not-for-profit senior living organizations in Texas dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for senior adults and their families by promoting an active, healthy Christian lifestyle while maintaining their independence and dignity. Buckner Retirement Services is part of Buckner International, a global faith-based ministry serving more than 350,000 people each year in Texas and six countries worldwide. Learn more about Buckner Retirement Services at