Camden North End
Architect/Designer | Todd & Associates
Builder | Camden Living
Developer | Camden Living
Interior Merchandiser | Faulkner Design Group
Interior Designer | Faulkner Design Group
Photographer | PanaViz
Camden North End is a three-phase community with mixed apartments and 55+ residences to tie together all generations and fulfill a regional need for multiple types of housing. Located close to the Desert Ridge marketplace with shops, dining, and entertainment, Camden North End offers convenient access to the freeway, and is close to the Mayo Clinic Hospital.
The hospital’s proximity drove the design concept of health, wellness, and the importance of nature; hence, many of the interior finishes are natural color tones, wood, or wood-looking material. The design was intended to carry a resident through the building in such a way that it mimicked the healing process; the first-floor palette is more calm and restorative, whereas the second-floor palette is a little brighter, bolder, and more cheerful.
Key design features include a floating wood slab staircase and a custom suspended light fixture at the entry. Accordion-style doors on both the first and second floors maintain a continual connection between interior and exterior space, and slatted wood ceiling details tie in the wood-look elements on the exterior building façade.