Category Archives: Senior Living

Senior Living Facility Assessments and Master Planning

Facility Assessment Specialists What are today’s seniors looking for in a Long-Term Living Community? A home-like atmosphere Community connection Functional furnishings Outdoor spaces Mind and body emphasis Memory care Pet friendly Salons Dining areas Fitness centers Schemmer has been involved with more than 50 space utilization assessments and concept development projects, in 23 states, at…
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Schemmer’s Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB, Featured in Midlands Business Journal

Schemmer’s Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB, Principal, Senior Living Market Leader, was quoted in the July 24, 2020 issue of the Midlands Business Journal. The article, "Changes lie ahead for assisted living facilities," focused on adjustments that need to be made in the wake of the global pandemic while also maintaining the sense of community at…
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Schemmer presents to Afton Development Corporation

On January 30, 2020, The Afton (Iowa) Star Enterprise newspaper announced, "Schemmer Architectural Firm to Explain Services Wednesday, February 5th • 6:30 • Community Center." After the Afton Care Center closed its doors last fall, the Afton Development Corporation (ADC) hopes to identify a new use for…
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Schemmer Talks Senior Living Design Trends

Schemmer talks Senior Living Design Trends Schemmer has been involved in senior living design trends and projects in more than 20 states with construction costs ranging from $1 million up to $99 million. These partnerships include every level of care including: continuing care retirement communities assisted living/dementia care nursing care Veteran homes physical therapy and…
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Senior Living Facility Assessments and Master Planning

When it comes to senior living facility assessments and master planning, Schemmer is the firm you want on your side. As facility assessment and master planning specialists, our design professionals balance the issues of: feasibility cost aggressive schedules With the unique and diverse needs of our clients Condition and Functional Assessments Our comprehensive facility assessment…
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Meet Schemmer’s Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB

Shane Larsen, AIA, NCARB, is Schemmer's Senior Living group leader. His extensive project management experience and excellent communication skills make him a much sought-after architect in the Senior Living market. Since his professional career began, Shane has solely focused on senior living projects across the country from Virginia to California, North Dakota to Texas. His…
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Benedictine Sisters of Virginia Visit Schemmer’s Des Moines Office

Sister Cecilia and Sister Joanna from Benedictine Sisters of Virginia (BSV) visited Schemmer's Des Moines Office for a virtual reality (VR) experience of their new replacement monastery in Bristow, Virginia. They reviewed their chapel design utilizing a VR headset and explored the space, as well as the acoustics of the room. Schemmer’s Shane Larsen, AIA,…
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Schemmer’s Shane Larsen, AIA, Elected to the Bishop Drumm Advisory Council

Shane Larsen, AIA, was recently elected to the Advisory Council for the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa. Bishop Drumm Retirement Center was founded in 1939 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and serves nearly 300 residents with a full continuum of care including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Bishop Drumm…
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