Specialists in Innovative Senior Housing Design

Douglas Pancake Architects (DPA) is an architectural firm specializing in senior housing and healthcare industries across the United States. For over 20 years, DPA’s founder Douglas Pancake has been a leader in the evolution of senior housing design, code development and advocacy for our elders. A group of compassionate and talented individuals, the architects at DPA are focused on creating supportive and meaningful healing environments for the frailest and most vulnerable members of our community.


DPA works with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations on a wide range of architectural services.

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Project Types

DPA’s specialized focus serves all aspects of the senior housing and healthcare industry.

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DPA continues to deliver award-winning projects that exceed market expectations.

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DPA strives to develop meaningful relationships with clients, consultants, and agencies we work with.

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Designed for Healthy, Active Aging Lifestyles

Enhancing the Quality of Life for Seniors


Customer Testimonials

Featured Projects

GlenBrook at La Costa Glen Entrance

Glenbrook Health Center Expansion at La Costa Glen

Carlsbad, CA


Brookdale San Jose

San Jose, CA


Felicita Vida Senior Living

Escondido, CA


Nueva Vista at La Vida Llena Aquatic Center

Albuquerque, NM


Paintbrush Assisted Living

Fresno, CA