4/26/2020 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Room: M104

Educational Session | Case Studies



Tony Teague

Vice President of Development


Stuart Smith

Senior Living Market Executive

Benchmark Construction Company

Pamela Leland

Executive Director

The Hickman Friends Senior Community

Joyce Lenhardt


Lenhardt Rodgers Architects + Interiors


E08 – An Impossible Project? How Teamwork Can Make the Impossible Possible

Sometimes circumstances conspire to make a development project feel almost impossible. But true teamwork can resolve issues and create a successful project. This session follows the path of a community, with affordability for its residents as its mission, as they navigate a tough historic commission, strict zoning laws, and difficult finances during the campus expansion on a small site. Hear how a commitment to collaboration, flexibility, and sheer will can facilitate creative zoning solutions and unconventional design and financial solutions. Through a case study of the Anna T. Jeanes Building, panelists will share some of the project’s highs and lows in design, construction, and financing as well as critical lessons learned.