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Specialists in Innovative Senior Housing Design

Douglas Pancake Architects (DPA) is an architectural firm specializing in the design and build of senior housing and assisted living facilities. For 25 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.

Services

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

Project Types

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

Awards

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

Testimonials

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

Designed for Healthy, Active Aging Lifestyles Enhancing the Quality of Life for Seniors

Customer Testimonials

  • We have moved some residents to Terrace Park this week. One of them, Evelyn, made a comment to one of the caregivers as she woke up in her new room last Wednesday. With tears in her eyes she said, ‘What did I do to deserve this beautiful place? God must love me so!’

    Later in the day, ...

    Vida Gwinn, Silverado Senior Living, Sierra Vista

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  • Thanks again for a great job! Thanks to your great staff we have a place we are really proud of!

    Thanks for taking part on Saturday and making our event very successful! It’s been a pleasure to work with you and your team! Blessings for the future.

    Thanks again.

    Twyla Vander Ley, Marketing Director Artesia Christian Homes

  • I had the pleasure of working with Doug Pancake to resolve the fire clearance crisis that mislabeled many California Assisted Living residents as "bedridden" and put seniors at risk of unnecessary eviction. Doug provided vital architectural and building code expertise, which coupled with ...

    Heather Harrison, Senior Vice President, Public Policy California Assisted Living Association

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  • I was at the new addition of the Sierra Vista community yesterday afternoon and it looks great! Vida told me the story below and I wanted to her to write it up to share with all of you.

    This is just one of many stories to come where you have not just built a building but you have made possible the place where the talented Sierra Vista team can change many hundreds of lives for the better in the years to come. Thank you for your dedicated work! ...

    Loren Shook, President & CEO Silverado Senior Living

  • Congratulations for delivering the beautiful new Grove building at the Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens! I truly appreciate the efforts that everyone contributed to keep the project on track and for the high-quality memory support...

    Russell Mauk, VP of Design Construction & Redevelopment American Baptist Homes of the West

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19000 MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 500
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 720-3850
Fax: (949) 720-3843

19000 MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 500
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 720-3850
Fax: (949) 720-3843

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