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.


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.


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


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, I saw Evelyn’s daughter at Terrace Park as she visited with her mother and she told me how thankful she is that her mother is thoroughly enjoying herself at the new neighborhood. And not only that, she has also observed that, her mother is not just happier, but she is more alert, more verbal, and more engaged. Evelyn’s daughter was so touched by her mother’s comments and the positive change in her mother’s demeanor, that she too, had tears in her eyes.

Our staff have observed that indeed, the residents at Terrace Park appear not just happier as evidenced by their many smiles but they also seem more engaged and alert. The brand new neighborhood, along with activities specially addressing the needs of early-stage resident, have definitely made an impact on our residents’ lives. Thank you for all you’ve done to help make this possible. We, at Sierra Vista, look forward to changing more lives as more residents enjoy the beautiful brand new social neighborhood that is Terrace Park, the premier early-stage Dementia neighborhood in San Gabriel Valley. Thank you!

Vida Gwinn, Silverado Senior Living, Sierra Vista

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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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