Ventana by Buckner
Client – Buckner Retirement Services
Rising 12 stories above its urban setting, Ventana is a premier Life Plan Community situated at the intersection of two of Dallas’ most established thoroughfares. Located just north of downtown, Ventana’s twin towers of floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer 360-degree views of the Dallas skyline and surrounding metropolitan area. Each of the two towers have a modest, yet noticeable, 15-degree bend at their center axes and are positioned as gracefully as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on Ventana’s compact urban site—maximizing panoramic views. With its use of warm and ethereal materials and its integration of the landscape architecture, Ventana offers vibrant and sophisticated spaces in which to dwell, live, and make memories.
At its core, the lower five levels of Ventana’s twin towers are linked and share varying levels of care and amenities for its residents. One story of Ventana is dedicated to rehabilitation, two stories are devoted to small house model Skilled Nursing care and Assisted Living care, Memory Support and Alzheimer’s Care households are apportioned to the fifth level’s north tower, and Ventana’s remaining floors house Independent Living residences and amenities. Amenities include a salon and spa, a grand hall for small and large gatherings, an indoor pool and jacuzzi room, outdoor cooking and living areas, wellness yoga and fitness rooms, an indoor pool and jacuzzi, a roof top terrace with private patios, green space and raised planters for resident gardeners, putting green, dog park, a sky lounge at the 12th story, and five different food venues offering a variety of menu choices.
Surface parking and 2 stories of an underground parking garage comfortably park all of Ventana’s residents, staff members, and guests.
Architect – D2 Architecture
Interior Design – IDA
Food Services Design – Corsi & Associates
MEP – WSP
Structural – LA Fuess Partners
Civil – Pacheco Koch
Landscape – Talley and Associates
Technology – TLD Consulting
Lighting – Scott Oldner
General Contractor – Whiting-Turner
New square footage = 684,000 sf
IL apartments = 189
AL apartments = 38
Memory Support apartments = 26
Skilled Nursing beds = 48 (in groups of 12)
Rehabilitation studios = 24
Awards & Publications
AIA Design For Aging Awards Program – Special Recognition
Environments for Aging, Spring 2020 Issue