Carlin/White Associates has designed several assisted living facilities,
senior adult living facilities, and most recently, alzheimer facilities.
The design of such facilities has become a specialty of the firm, and
one in which it differentiates itself from other architectural firms.
that specialize in this area are primarily from the institutional side
of the market: designing hospitals and nursing homes. These
facilities are not designed to encourage autonomy or independence in
their residents, nor are they residential in character.
challenge in assisted living is: how to design supportive and attractive
environments for our nation's rapidly growing, aged population, with
special attention to the environment's role in assuring resident
That is the
Carlin/White design approach to the market.
Even more important
to our clients is that we come to each project with an understanding of
development, and the economics that make these facilities financially
When projects are
not designed from that standpoint, construction costs are often
inappropriately high, which has unfortunately contributed to the failure
of too many facilities that might still be housing our elderly.