Martha’s House is an Independent Living housing project consisting of 118 one and two bedroom apartments in Lethbridge. The main floor has a shared dining room, a generous lounge, chapel, multi-purpose space and access to a large garden patio. The central dining space accommodates all residents with daily meal service. It is located directly across from St. Michael’s Health Centre, a facility that has both dementia and long-term care patients. This proximity on the same site allows for the aging in place of residents and for spouses to live in close proximity to one another even if they have different needs. The massing and orientation was designed to reduce the apparent size of the building, and together with the exterior material palette, lends itself to the character of the surrounding residential neighbourhood.