Alzheimer’s meets Architecture in the Urban environment.
This project located in Whittier, CA had been in derelict condition for some time. It was a halfway house for low income. However, over time this historic property was part of a controversial overtake from our client; a receivership was put in place. For this matter, this scope of work was to convince the courts of a renewed proposal for this property. No urban scale memory care centers exists in the Whittier region. We wanted bring new life in the realm of revitalizing the historic property as a dementia related facility. As part of this design, we were given a renovation budget of shy of $2 million to see if we can work with the structure and maintaining the look and feel; but also updating this facility to current building codes. This building features 18 – 30 beds that are flexible during the stages of dementia, whether low level care to 24/7 care. This project was put on hold due to the fiduciary obligations between the receivership and our client.