Aegis hotel exterior

Aegis Living on Madison Project

Won-Door FireGuard doors make all the difference

By Sharon Haddock

SEATTLE — The Won-Door doors in the vibrant new Aegis Living on Madison Project will effectively divide the hall corridors in the event of an emergency says the project manager.

That means everything to those charged with safeguarding precious lives.

"The doors appear to function well which in my line of work is just about perfect," Andrew Bjorn said. Bjorn works for

Anderson Construction, the company that built the assisted living facility which opened Oct. 2013 in Capitol Hill.

The six FireGuard accordion doors close in the middle of the main corridors on each level.

Bjorn said the doors meet the prescribed code and offer life-saving protection to

residents who would require additional time to exit in an emergency.

"These doors provide a smoke and fire barrier," Bjorn said.

Carl G. Cary, district manager for Won-Door's Pacific Northwest area, said Won-Door products have been chosen for all of the recent Aegis projects which makes a positive and impressive statement on its own.

Aegis Living is a national leader in the senior living industry, a privately owned company founded in 1997 by Dwayne Clark and committed to providing the highest level of care for elderly patients.

Clark has gone on record as being committed to providing care he would want for his own loved ones.

Each project includes features designed with "the safety and joy of our residents in mind."

Aegis Living offers Assisted Living, Memory Care and specialized short-term care with 30 communities in three states.

The grand opening of the Aegis Living on
Madison Project is set for Jan. 18, 2014.

aegis won-door

aegis won-door closed

aegis won-door closed - another shot

aegis won-door opening another angle