May 21, 2021

Yountville Veterans Home Featured in North Bay Business Journal

Our Dave Hunt and Akanksha Pande spoke about the design features of the project and how they’re tailored to the residents of this skilled nursing and memory care facility.

CannonDesign recently announced it was selected for this $269 million, 240-bed skilled nursing and memory care center alongside build partner Rudolph and Sletten.

Dave Hunt, our Southern California Health Practice Leader, told the North Bay Business Journal:

“We incorporated more than 20 strategies that improve health outcomes, safety and staff well-being, informed by the science of gerontology, wayfinding and evidence-based design when creating concepts included in this center’s architecture and living spaces.” Many of these strategies came from the input of veteran-owned companies and those with experience in veteran and memory care.

This thoughtfulness and attention to detail can be found all throughout the space. Akanksha Pande, project lead, added: “It will be a place where bedrooms really look like bedrooms with each opening up to living rooms and with access to kitchenettes where residents can prepare their own meals. They can also choose to go to a communal dining room enhanced with cross-laminated timber accents that spills into an outdoor garden through a porte cocheire (covered entrance).”

Multiple state-of-the-art sustainability and air filtration methods are incorporated throughout the building, and it is targeting a LEED Gold designation. This project was also recently featured in Building Design + Construction.

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