Piper Trail Clubhouse, Fort Wayne, IN, Pocket Neighborhood

A place to belong.


The Piper Trail Clubhouse


Fort Wayne, Indiana


4,390 SF



Team Leaders

Dodd Kattman

Dodd Kattman

AIA, LEED AP, Principal

The renovated Piper Trail Clubhouse is the social focal point of the new "pocket neighborhood" at Piper Trail.

The Piper Trail Clubhouse Renovation involved the reconfiguration of Lutheran Life Villages’ (LLV) existing Adult Day Services facility to allow for the continuation of excellent services for day services clients along with the creation of a new Clubhouse as a social focal point for the emerging senior “pocket neighborhood” at Piper Trail. The Clubhouse includes an activities center, bistro, fireplace, fitness room, and outdoor patio.

Like all LLV community spaces, the Clubhouse is warm and inviting, with unique design details. For example, the wood beam that serves as the mantel for the fireplace focal point is made of reclaimed wood sourced from Lutheran Life Villages CEO Alex Kiefer’s barn. It’s little touches and the stories behind them that set LLV apart from the rest. That is certainly the case with the Clubhouse at Piper Trail.

Statistics clearly show we are an aging population in Indiana and across the country. LLV facilities and services offer great places to live, and the best of care, for aging residents of Northeast Indiana. LLV remains on the cutting edge of senior residential offerings with the new Piper Trail community. Individual homes provide independence and privacy, and shared spaces like the pocket parks and the Clubhouse bring neighbors together. The Clubhouse offers a well designed and constructed space for Piper Trail residents to gather year-round. These opportunities to interact frequently with neighbors, friends and families can have a significant impact on reducing loneliness and its harmful effects. The Clubhouse is a shared hub for the Piper Trail Community.

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