December 2, 2021

Environments for Aging Spotlights Yountville Veterans Home

As the oldest and largest veterans’ home in the country, our vision for the Yountville campus includes a building composition that embraces the historic campus, solves and improves the site challenges and builds upon the current architectural character of the site.

Environments for Aging magazine shared a First Look at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville, where CannonDesign alongside Rudolph and Sletten will design and build a 240-bed addition on campus will provide long-term care for senior and disabled veterans, including those with dementia and traumatic brain injuries.

The magazine shares, “The new 320,000-square-foot Yountville facility, scheduled for completion in December 2023, will be designed to address issues of isolation. To address the distinct needs of the senior veteran community, the design caters to the needs, abilities, and well-being of older and disabled veterans at the heart of the project. The simple organization of the design was intentional to aid in wayfinding within the facility. The design includes highly visible and distinct courtyards on each side of the building, a centralized elevator bank, views from the elevator lobbies on each floor, and a straightforward path to neighborhoods. A circulation path from the neighborhoods to ground floor dining, gardens, and member services are all thoughtfully designed for simplicity and memorable moments.”

We are thrilled to be working on such a historical campus, creating a facility that will have immense impact for years to come. The Yountville Veterans Home will improve the quality of life for a group of people who are often overlooked or face a lack of resources as they get older and face certain medical issues.

Read the full article here.