Completion Date: Terrace 1: November 2022, Terrace 2: May 2023
Size: 515,000 SF, 300 Units
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Type of Project: Senior Living, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
Ryan Responsibility: Development Consultant, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction

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An integral part of Ryan’s Highland Bridge master-planned development in Saint Paul, MN, this two-block senior living community welcomes seniors to an intergenerational neighborhood rich with community connections through restaurants, retail and greenspace. Designed and built by Ryan, Marvella is our largest senior living project to date, totaling 515,000 square feet across two buildings connected by a pedestrian bridge, and our first A+E partnership with Presbyterian Homes & Services. With arched focal elements and bay windows that add depth and texture, the architecture is a timeless blend of stone, brick and stucco that nods to the historic character of Saint Paul and conveys strength and permanence. Marvella, which means “marvelous,” is expected to attain LEED Silver certification and includes many sustainable features including high efficiency HVAC systems.

Embracing the urban and neighborhood context, the two-building campus seamlessly connects to walking paths, water feature, civic plaza and Gateway Park, while also fostering community within its own walls. The four-story western building offers 182 units for independent living, assisted living and memory care; one level of underground parking; and a town center of amenity spaces for the entire campus including dining rooms, pool, exercise rooms, chapel and amenity terraces. The five-story eastern building provides 118 independent living apartments with patios or balconies, two levels of underground parking, a rooftop amenity terrace and club lounge. A quarried stone-covered tower feature serves as a beacon for all of Highland Bridge and an enhanced pedestrian bridge connects the two buildings across Mount Curve Boulevard, a prominent gateway to the neighborhood.


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