Martin Smith is Director of Architecture at wrdunn., an award-winning practice of Chartered Architects, Chartered Building Surveyors and Historic Consultants. Martin has considerable expertise in the private healthcare sector, particularly close and extra care apartment developments, care homes for elderly, and care/retirement villages/communities.
The architecture team are currently developing a variety of care schemes nationally for operators, developers and funds, with our current portfolio considering schemes of various scale for Octopus Healthcare, Frontier Estates, Four Seasons Health Care, New Care/Barchester, Rangeford and Aura Care.
Martin has been trained at the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre and our projects are inherently designed around user experience, dignity and privacy, guided by our clients need for operational and cost efficiency.
A guide to good design principles for care homes
The seminar will look to provide an overview of our approach to the design principles applied when considering and assessing the design of care homes for the elderly, whether this is new build or redevelopment. The talk will focus on key areas of consideration; layout + spatial planning, accessibility + usability, environmental + wellbeing, interior design + visual environment.