As an established and respected community for seniors, The Eden Lodge Apartments was in dire need of updates, enhancements, and an overall aesthetic makeover. So in order to give the community a new look, the exterior work included the installation of new structural elements for patio shading, dual glazed windows, patio sliding doors and a complete repainting in a more contemporary tone. The interiors were retrofitted with new cabinetry and countertops, doors, tub and tub surrounds, floor coverings, new paint and window treatments. Common areas received upgrades including new floor coverings, paint, upgrades to the four elevators, and improvements to the fire alarm and suppression system. Site improvements also included a community garden, efficient site lighting upgrades and an overlay of the existing parking lot with bituminous paving. Most noteworthy on this project was the mandate to improve efficiency with utility consumption, so a complete passive solar system was installed on the massive roof structure.