Shaker Pointe at Carondelet Wins the Architecture & Design Award for Best Independent Living Facility
Independent Living Facility
Senior Housing News honored the 55+ independent living community for its innovative
design and commitment to improving the lives of its residents
WATERVLIET, N.Y. – December 19, 2014 – Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, a non-profit,
55+ independent living community, announces its recognition as the best
independent living facility by Senior Housing News’ 2014 Architecture & Design
Awards. This national acknowledgment validates the local community’s dedication
to providing an active, engaged and positive atmosphere for its residents.
The annual award received over fifty nominations, but named only seven winners
that included Shaker Pointe. The panel of judges was comprised of architects and
senior living planners, who evaluated each entry based on design and aesthetics,
community integration, and amenities and lifestyle.
Since the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet first started developing Shaker Pointe,
they have aimed to provide residents with extraordinary amenities within a
thoughtful design. Included in the community is a fitness center and pool with
accompanying classes, meditation room, an activities studio for creative arts, choice
of food venues including a bistro, resident dining room and The Restaurant at the
Pointe, a library, an on-site doctor’s office and much more.
In addition to incorporating various living comforts, Shaker Pointe meticulously
assembled each building and living space to be eco-friendly. Its sustainable design
was LEED platinum certified earlier this year by the U.S. Green Building Council. As
construction to expand the community continues, the Sisters of St. Joseph will
remain committed to preserving the environment, and making design and
“We’re so honored to be recognized by Senior Housing News for the design of Shaker
Pointe at Carondelet,” said Sister Lauren Van Dermark and Sister Kay Ryan. “We’ve
spent years developing each element of the community to create a unique living
option for Capital Region seniors. Beyond offering all of the amenities, we want
Shaker Pointe to feel like their home.”
LeCesse Construction continues to develop Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, located at
One Bell Tower Drive in Watervliet, NY. More apartments, called Spirit Tree
Residences, are to be completed in 2015. Currently, the Carriage Residences, Doane
Brook Apartments, Courtyard Residences and Cottages are almost at capacity.
About Shaker Pointe at Carondelet
Shaker Pointe at Carondelet is a not-for-profit, 55+ independent living community in
the Capital Region of New York. The community is dedicated to inspiring
intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth among residents and neighbors.
Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Shaker Pointe is rooted in the
commitment of serving the neighborhood and providing trustworthy service.
To learn more about Shaker Pointe at Carondelet please call (518) 250-4900 or visit
their website at www.shakerpointe.org. You can also follow the latest updates on
Twitter and Facebook.