Thrive Senior Living - Tribute at Black Hill

Location Germantown, Maryland


Owner Thrive Senior Living


Architect THW Design

Thrive Senior Living is an innovative and high-growth operator of assisted living and memory care communities focused on improving resident’s quality of life through a community they not only live but thrive.

Wagman is currently constructing Tribute at Black Hill, sitting in the heart of Germantown, a community that includes restaurants, shopping and parks. The four-story building features 140 beds, high ceilings and cold-formed steel trusses. The project also includes bicycle paths, a memory terrace and an outdoor bistro with fireplace.

This project is in the process to obtain a LEED Silver certification.

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • 110,000 SF building
  • A new 61-space parking lot will incorporate a recharging station for electrical vehicles
  • Unsuitable soil conditions resulted in 18,000 cubic yards of soil being imported
  • Due to tight site conditions, material deliveries are critical as there is very limited lay down area. Crane and lift access to the building is also limited, creating challenges for installing material
  • A 17-foot retaining wall was required to accommodate how the building was designed
  • Wagman is simultaneously working on Tribute at Melford in Bowie, MD, another facility for Thrive Senior Living