Building for Senior Citizens

Senior living facilities require a breadth of construction expertise — because they often need to integrate living, dining, recreation, transportation and entertainment spaces with assisted living and medical / nursing care. They rely heavily on interior design and finishes to make their residents feel comfortable and at home while unobtrusively accommodating different levels of mobility and independence. We enjoy the parallel rewards of meeting those challenges while helping to provide for our senior citizens' quality of life.

UNDERSTANDING EBD

Evidence Based Design is a vital component of these builds. We'll offer incisive input on how to achieve your team's objectives for EBD and continuum of care within your budget and scope.

PAST & FUTURE

Most senior living construction consist of renovating the properties you already have. We're good at this. We can help you make your residence more efficient, functional and beautiful … with an eye toward phased future upgrades too.

RESPECT

We have a lot of experience building for seniors. But the most important thing we bring to these projects is: respect. We're building for some pretty special people. We go above and beyond to make sure their home provides the safety, dignity and comfort they deserve.

THE GIFT

The Rockwood Summit Tower is a senior residence on Spokane's south hill. It's the culmination of years of collaboration, teamwork, leadership and construction excellence. But what really makes this project extraordinary is … who we built it for.

In this video, you'll meet some extraordinary people. They might change your life a little. They've certainly made an impact on us.

In was an honor to build for them.

Senior Living Projects

The Summit at Rockwood South HillSpokane, WA

This expansion to the Rockwood Retirement Community on Spokane's South Hill consists of a new 11-story tower and two levels of underground parking with Walker Construction self performing all of the concrete work. The existing ground floor common area was fully renovated and expanded. The spacious senior living units provide stunning views of the surrounding region, high end interior finishes, full kitchens, and most have large balconies, making them the most comfortable in the area. The building includes a chapel, library, cultural center, theater, rooftop lounge, fitness center and multiple dining venues. Completion of the Summit expansion raises the facility's capacity to 650 residents.

 
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Moran Vista Assisted Living FacilitySpokane, WA

This 27,000 SF assisted living facility, built in 1996 on a five-acre site, was the first phase of what is now Moran Vista Senior Living Center. The facility provides residents of this South Hill retirement center with several living options including several units with kitchenettes.  A beauty parlor, activity rooms, and sitting areas help to make this lovely structure feel like home. A sixteen unit protective care wing is attached. 

 
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The Parson ApartmentsSpokane, WA

An occupied selective renovation of 50 units of housing for seniors in this five story downtown Spokane structure, originally built in 1910. Work included replacement of nearly 150 exterior windows, remodeled building entries, and ground floor exterior elevation improvements focused on returning the buildings architectural elements to more closely resemble its original appearance. Individual unit renovations included selective replacement of kitchen casework and countertops, flooring, plumbing fixtures and electrical lighting.

 
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Three Rivers VillageRichland, WA

This project consisted of the renovation of a four story structure and 41 units of occupied senior housing. Renovation included the reconfiguration of existing unit kitchens, all new plumbing fixtures, HVAC equipment, flooring finishes and painted wall surfaces. Doors and windows were replaced throughout. The building exterior received an acrylic finish over existing stucco, along with new fiber cement siding over some wood siding elements. Existing parking lot and drives were removed and new pavement placed as well as new sidewalks and landscape. This project meets Evergreen Sustainable Standards.

 
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Glenn Acres HousingYakima, WA

Occupied selective renovation of 38 units of housing for seniors. Owned by the Yakima Housing Authority, this project is located in the west side of Yakima and is a three story structure. Work included full exterior envelope renovation along with improvements to site concrete, asphalt repairs, and landscape.

 
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“THESE ARE PEOPLE'S HOMES”

A BUILDER'S PERSPECTIVE
ON Senior Living

One of the most significant projects taken on in the region in recent years is the senior living tower for Rockwood Retirement Communities.

Despite the challenges of working on a site that was predominantly basalt rock, with an active natural spring, adjacent to a fully occupied existing retirement facility, as well as a wetland area, this project was a spectacular success for all involved.

An enormous amount of coordination is required in any project involving a senior living center. Uninterrupted access to health and food services is critical. Sensitivity to the resident's needs and routines needs to be at the forefront of discussion. In the end, you have to instill in every worker's mind that they are working in people's homes — people's grandparent's homes.

Work with a respect and a purpose that you would want from people working in your own home.

~ Ed Walker
Vice President / Project Manager