SPH was founded with a specific focus on aged care and retirement living. Over the ten years of practice the firm’s reputation and capabilities have grown considerably as has our aged care client base, many of whom have remained with us as repeat clients. Our success in the aged care and retirement living sector is the result of understanding our client’s strategic direction whilst aligning our design response and considering broader trends.
SPH is fully cognisant of all Federal and Western Australian State Government regulations applicable to the design & compliance requirements of aged care facilities. SPH founding director, Jamie Penn, is an expert on the design of aged care facilities and provides expert advice and design review services to aged care sector providers. The SPH team maintain attendance at aged care conferences and Jamie receives numerous invitations to attend conferences as delegate and speaker.
SPH bring to the table the very leading edge of aged care design and design for dementia in terms of quality contemporary, innovative design responses in tune with a full understanding of market trends to deliver long term, future proof outcomes.
Jamie Penn heads up our aged care and retirement living team with 20 years of project experience in the industry. Jamie together with the SPH team strive for holistic design outcomes with seamless integration and co-ordination throughout the architectural and interior design design process.
Jamie is also an expert in the design and certification of aged persons accommodation, having vast project experience working on high and low care facilities, transitional care, retirement villages and independent living units.
The SPH team understand that well-designed facilities are essential to support the desired care and community outcomes of the client and end user groups. Design for dementia is a key specialisation for SPH, and a significant consideration the team draws upon when creating new innovative spaces for clients.
Ensuring spaces are not only engaging and user friendly, but also compliant to industry recommendations, is an important aspect of the design process for the team.
Through active dialogue with peak bodies, government organisations and vested-interest groups within the aged care and retirement living industry, SPH is able to monitor current trends in the industry and produce buildings that support the needs of their owners, residents and staff. SPH is at the forefront of the change and deregulation of the funding system for aged care in Australia. We understand that innovation and good design is becoming even more important for age care providers wishing to attract customers with evolving needs and changing expectations.