Cooperwood’s Award-Winning Senior Housing Project

Assisted Living Community Honored With National Housing Award From the American Institute of Architects

Cooperwood Senior Living in Flowood, MS is one of the most celebrated housing projects in the country this year, having received many awards for Aging Living and Housing Design.‌ This is largely due to their partnership with Duvall Decker Architects of Jackson, MS.

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Cooperwood Senior Living is excited about its National Housing Award from The American Institute of Architects!

Cooperwood Senior Living won a highly anticipated project-based award at the 2024 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Awards Gala. It was a highlight of the AIA Architecture & Design 2024 event in June. This annual gathering unites the architectural community to honor the design accomplishments of industry leaders.

Here’s Why Cooperwood Senior Housing Was Honored

Cooperwood is an assisted living community in Paradigm Senior Living’s management portfolio. This project began as a redesign of traditional housing units, with Duvall Decker Architects rethinking the typical institutional framework. Though limited in size, the units were reimagined and reshaped with large windows and strategically designed exterior walls.

The Duvall Decker architects also converted the previous main institutional building into houses, with a faceted exterior and sunshades. Overall, they achieved an elevated design aesthetic at Cooperwood—a dynamic balance of practicality and beauty.

A Distinguished Design With Two Lifestyle Options

The Cooperwood Senior Living property also has a small creek running through it, offering a connection to the outdoors. Residents enjoy landscaped views and lovely plantings. A bridge building connects the residential wings; there, you’ll find many of the community’s on-site amenities.

Cooperwood also offers an area dedicated to residents requiring memory care, which features a continuous circulation route. The consistency and simplicity of the design makes it easier for residents to navigate their communities and identify their apartments. The memory care area also has a secure, internal landscaped courtyard.

Assisted Living at Cooperwood

Cooperwood has three assisted living floor plans:

  • Studio: 460 sq. ft.
  • One-bedroom: 497 sq. ft.
  • Two-bedroom: 766 sq. ft.

The community’s personalized support is flexible and can be adapted to residents’ changing needs. They also enjoy three delicious meals daily, help with activities of daily living, housekeeping, and other services and amenities:

  • 24-hour Emergency Call System and Reception Desk
  • Arts and Crafts Room
  • Beauty Salon/Barbershop
  • Convenience Store
  • Cafe
  • Dining Room with Three Chef-prepared Meals Daily
  • Fitness Center with Classes
  • Full Calendar of Events
  • Library
  • Pub
  • Theater

Memory Care at Cooperwood

Cooperwood has two memory care floor plans:

  • Single Unit: 316 sq. ft.
  • Double Unit: 577 sq. ft.

The memory care amenities include:

  • Licensed Nurse
  • Private Alcove and Shared Studio Floor Plans with Private Bath and Shower
  • Specially-Designed Common Areas and Outdoor Courtyard
  • Interior and Outdoor Walking Paths
  • Three Family-Style Meals Served Daily
  • Full Calendar of Memory Care Events

Visit Our Award-Winning Community

At Cooperwood Senior Living, you can find peace of mind and a welcoming, thoughtfully designed community. Contact us today to arrange a visit and a personalized tour.

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