Skilled Nursing Home Architecture and Design Projects

Skilled Nursing Facilities are approved through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) and are designed for the frailest members of our community. Douglas Pancake Architects is an advocate for the household model design, a small group of patient rooms surrounding a common area or great room with access to a resident kitchen, living room and dining area. This design allows the resident to feel comfortable in a more residential environment while recovering or receiving care.

About DPA: Senior Housing Specialist

Douglas Pancake Architects (DPA) is an architectural firm offering a specialized focus to address the nuances of building for the aging community.  Aspects that must be carefully thought out include lighting, color schemes, and designing for autonomy.  With 25 years of experience in senior housing, Douglas Pancake leads a group of talented independent living architects in understanding how to best design facilities to help meet the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of seniors.  As the population ages, the need for more senior housing will increase, and DPA will be there to offer experienced and compassionate service to assist the most vulnerable members of our communities.