Heath Village in Hackettstown, NJ, is one of the oldest retirement communities in the state. LECESSE worked with KDA Architects to reposition the dining venue portion of the community center and associated outdoor living area. The existing dining room and lobby waiting area were inward looking with no views of the mountainous setting, daylighting was poor, and the outdoor living area was confined to a small enclosed courtyard that was usable only by a few, and only on nice days. The outdoor living area now includes porches with ceiling fans and radiant heaters, a pond, fire pits and an activity lawn. * The project received the 2015 NAHB Gold Award Best of 50+ Housing in the Remodeled Project Category.