THE FAIR OAKS AT REGENCY PARK
ASSISTED LIVING ADDITION
PDA was initially brought in to this multi-phased project initially to shepherd it through the complex and stringent Pasadena city entitlement process. The first phase of the project consisted of a four story 90,000 square foot 108-unit assisted and independent living facility. We took the project over during the design phase and developed documents for city review and project approval. PDA then worked closely with the builder during construction to ensure that the approved design was fulfilled to the satisfaction of city officials.
After Phase one was complete, PDA remodeled one of the wings to accommodate a Memory Care Unit by providing increased security measures. Phase two involved designing a four story, 47,000 square foot 47-unit addition to the phase one building. This phase was originally intended to be a skilled nursing facility but due to market demands changed to provide assisted living. PDA worked closely with the owner, the builder and the city to develop a suitable design that met the owner’s programmatic and budgetary needs, the builder’s constructability issues and the city’s strict design and development requirements. Once approved by the city, PDA worked closely with the builder to see construction successfully completed.
The building is reflective of old Pasadena in its attention to detail and sense of space and design. The layout needed to be flexible to allow for differing resident requirements and the design needed to blend in with the surrounding historic character of Pasadena.