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California Veteran Home, Skilled Nursing Facility and Memory Care project set for Yountville, Calif.

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California Veteran Home, Skilled Nursing Facility and Memory Care project set for Yountville, Calif.

A team of Rudolph and Sletten and CannonDesign will design and build the facility.

By David Malone, Associate Editor | May 20, 2021
California Veteran Home, Skilled Nursing Facility and Memory Care aerial

Courtesy CannonDesign

A new 240-bed addition will rise on the oldest and largest veterans’ home in the country in Yountville, Calif.

The California Veteran Home, Skilled Nursing Facility and Memory Care project will provide long-term care for senior and disabled veterans, including those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and traumatic brain injuries.


Yountville courtyard


The project’s design was inspired by the veterans, the program, and the place. The entire facility is modeled around home environments with personal bedrooms designed for care and efficiency. Common areas provide a living room feel with natural lighting and views while multiple outdoor terraces are accessible throughout. A straightforward path to “neighborhoods” helps members find their way to their rooms easily and a centralized elevator bank and circulation path simplifies navigation.


Yountville dining room


The project will include features such as enhanced HVAC systems, radiant floor heating, displacement air cooling, circadian lighting, touches plumbing fixtures, outdoor terraces, an outdoor physical therapy area, and COVID-19 prevention strategies. Sustainable features will also be included such as mass timber, advanced daylighting strategies, and a high-performance mechanical system and energy envelope.

Rudolph and Sletten is leading the design-build effort as the general contractor and CannonDesign is the architect and interior design firm for the project.


Yountville promenade


Yountville Veterans home exterior


Yountville veterans home upper terrace

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