Wellbrooke of South Bend

South Bend, Indiana

Project Summary

Project Type:
New Construction
Trilogy Health Services
Type of Facility/Setting:
Transitional Care and Assisted Living
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Elevated yet accessible community delivers standout Senior Living in South Bend, IN

Mainstreet Development’s vision for their new property in South Bend, Indiana was to create a community that is consistent with their industry-leading Next Generation® model, while best serving the South Bend market. Mainstreet partnered with Aptura because of our track record for success in delivering in-demand design that meets Mainstreet’s development goals.

Aptura collaborated with the architect to balance contemporary architecture with transitional design for aesthetics that appeal to the blended blue- and white-collar Midwestern sensibilities of South Bend’s market. A variety of destinations combine to create a lifestyle-rich community.

Not only was Mainstreet pleased with the design outcome, Aptura’s design for Wellbrooke of South Bend received the 2014 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Award in the Skilled Nursing category. We were honored to be recognized by an award determined by the best use of innovative design that creates life-enhancing environments for America’s seniors.

Photography by Tony Frederick, Tony Frederick Photography

Winner - Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards
Model assisted living studio apartment

The lobby features clean-lined, transitional design

a Lobby
b Seating Area

a. Assisted living studio apartments showcase the lifestyle that prospective residents can enjoy

b. A seating area off the downstairs pub offers the feel of a tailored, upscale club room

Assisted Living Serving Kitchen

The assisted living serving kitchen supports daily dining with welcoming residential style

c Private Dining
d Pub
e Lounge

c. The expansive upstairs lobby mimics the look of the main lobby with a more intimate, library feel

d. A private dining area perpetuates the eclectic, transitional design

e. An upstairs pub offers a laid-back vibe complete with TVs and décor specific to the nearby University of Notre Dame


The salon immediately conveys a desirable destination where residents can treat themselves