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žžƵ in the Media: Building Healthcare in a Coastal Environment

June 06, 2022
Architecture Senior Living

Construction Specifier Magazine explores how to design a resilient and responsive retirement community where residents can safely age in place.

In early 2018, žžƵ and its partner firms began design work to replace an existing, nearly 50-year-old healthcare building on the Shell Point Retirement Community Campus. Culminating with a grand opening in early 2022, the Larsen Health Center brings together all of Shell Point’s healthcare services, including a comprehensive medical office center, dental offices, pharmacy and a 180-bed skilled nursing facility with private rooms. In addition to the challenges inherent in designing and building any facility, Larsen Health Center had its own set of unique, site-specific needs.

Larsen Health Center in Ft. Myers, Florida by žžƵ. Photo by Miami In Motion.

In the latest issue of Construction Specifier Magazine, žžƵ’s Dave Heuring, AIA, CCCA, Mitch Elliott, AIA, Scott Horn, AIA and TD2’s Joshua Storm, PE explore what it took to design a continuing care retirement community that is responsive to and resilient in coastal weather events.

Written by Erin Van Zee, Communications Director