Why later living and care?
Caring for your elders is at the heart of communities, family living and identity across many cultures and is something I can personally identify with. The opportunity to design contemporary high quality, sustainable, later living communities with integrated care for the elderly is an exciting and fulfilling sector to be involved in.
The design journey of any given project and witnessing creative visions on sketch paper come to life in a completed built form, has always been a highlight for me. Some of my career highlights include Guild Living’s later living portfolio UK, St Mary’s Calne School Library, Zlota 44 Apartments Poland, Holland Park School, Savoy Hotel Refurbishment, Four Seasons Hotel Baku.
Since the post war modernist movement in architecture and urban planning, the residential sector with regards to retirement and later living has seen little reform or evolution particularly in the UK. At Life 3a I have the opportunity to use my extensive experience in the hospitality, high-end residential, and education sectors as well as my skills as a UK chartered architect to create exemplar design, sustainable, integrated retirement communities that will endure and enable people to ‘age in place’, secure in the knowledge that their well-being and long-term health needs are catered for.