Burbank Senior Artists Colony
The Burbank Senior Artists colony is an urban infill project located on a 1.5-acre site in downtown Burbank. It consists of four stories containing 141 senior apartments over a one-story, semi-subterranean garage. Because Burbank is the home to several movie studios, television studios, cable network stations and media entertainment, the developers created a unique program that would target seniors from these industries. Scheurer’s solution contains two studios, a computer classroom, a 40-seat theater, a library, a multi-purpose club room, a game/billiards room and a fitness center. The project has three courtyards: the first functions as overflow for the club room and theater; the second courtyard is more intimate with a rose garden, barbeques and seating areas; and the third courtyard contains the pool and spa.