Have a Senior Living design or construction project

that you need help with?

Time for something New?

Newport Beach, California

(714) 261-9895 

San Luis Obispo, California

(805) 460-8273

San Francisco, California

(415) 226-6330

 

PUBLISHED AWARD WINNING DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR OVER 40 YEARS

We make your community look good.

SLD + Studio is a boutique senior living design studio with over 14 years of successful work in the industry.  We are a unique, multi-focused firm built around the goal of providing seniors the best possible environments that available funds can achieve.

Being well experienced in senior living design and client-focused allows our company to deliver the best possible design solutions for communities and residents. We invite you to learn more below how we can help improve your community, resident satisfaction, and increase occupancy.

"SLD + Studio was a remarkable resource for our projects for over a decade at ABHOW.  They cost-effectively produced quality designs while constantly pursuing the lowest cost implementation with continual success."

Russell Mauk, V.P. of Development, Design & Construction

LifeSpace

What makes us so different?

Our 14+ years of successful senior living design experience is combined with over 40 years of multi-disciplinary design experience throughout California, Midwest, the United States, and Europe sets us apart from senior living design firms allowing us to provide unique solutions for senior living in this critical time of industry design transformation.

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“It’s rare to meet a senior living design firm which can transform a community room or whole community’s look in a positive direction beyond our expectations.”

Dave Ferguson, CEO, Retired

ABHOW

JUDSON TERRACE • ABHOW • VALLE VERDE •

LA COSTA GLEN • THE TERRACES OF BOISE •

ARBOR GLEN • FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE • THE

FORUM AT RANCHO SAN ANTONIO • THE

TERRACES OF PHOENIX • JUDSON PARK •

JUDSON TERRACE • THE TERRACES AT LOS

ALTOS • PLYMOUTH VILLAGE • ROYAL OAKS •

THE TERRACES OF LOS GATOS • PIEDMONT

GARDENS • SENIORITY, INC. • GRAND LAKE

GARDENS • PILGRIMHAVEN • ROYAL OAKS •

LAS VENTANAS • ROSEWOOD • THE TERRACES

AT SAN JOAQUIN GARDENS • WINDSOR •

Just a sampling of communities and clients we have worked on past and present.

 

SENIOR LIVING DESIGN IS MORE THAN DESIGN

Experience matters.

SLD + Studio has completed work over the last 14+ years in IL, AL, SNF, MSU throughout California and across the country for both non-profit and for-profit providers and communities. We have an acute understanding of provider operational requirements, senior needs, as well as in-depth knowledge of design and construction ensuring we offer our clients the best service possible. 

 

We have further experience acting as Owner's Representative on community redevelopment projects in excess of $200M, including qualifying, hiring, and managing all construction consultants.  Additionally, we are highly specialized in entitlements and permitting senior living projects and developments saving clients millions in city and agency negotiations.

 

WE DEFINITELY ARE NOT YOUR AVERAGE SENIOR LIVING DESIGN FIRM

Experience with an advantage.

SLD + Studio was started on a background of multi-disciplinary design experience.  Brian Ackerman, founder brings to the firm over 40 years of experience in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, engineering, aquatic engineering, and lighting design. He has worked on high-end residential projects throughout the United States, London, Nederlands, Switzerland, and Germany,  Furthermore, he has completed work for the hospitality industry in Hawaii and the Swiss Alps. 

Brian brings invaluable experience in design, His ability to resource unique materials and applications, implement unique design solutions, leverage budgets, expedite entitlements and permitting provides an invaluable service to clients.  Furthermore, Brian also has a unique senior living dot-com experience background and has participated in Think Tanks with Google and Medicare, as well as has worked with governmental and financial institutions overseas helping to implement new technologies in senior living.

Thom Brajkovich, AIA Architect, recently joined the firm bringing over 50 years of successful architectural experience specializing in ultra high-quality construction in residential and commercial projects some of which were LEED-certified projects.  His extensive travels and overseas residence in London have brought invaluable insight into projects ensuring they receive disciplined, well-planned designs that are responsive to our clientele.  Thom has also specialized in restorative design and construction of period homes, understanding, and implementing Old World craftsmanship design and construction techniques for many successful restoration projects.    

"SLD + Studio is responsive, creative, and quick. They exceed all expectations in design and delivery, completing multiple projects on time and with extremely satisfied residents."  

Nancy Kao, CEO, Executive Director

The Forum at Rancho San Antonio

    Brian Ackerman               Thom Brajkovich

     CEO, Designer                V.P., AIA Architect               

"We are passionate about the work we do for seniors and, I think you will find, that we are unlike any you have experienced.  We are very disciplined about project cost, excel in delivering high-caliber designs even on low budget projects, and are hyper-focused in working with all parties to achieve excellent results."

Brian Ackerman

 

SAMPLING OF SERVICES WE OFFER TO OUR SENIOR LIVING CLIENTS

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
 

Architectural work for  IL/AL/MSU/SNF

Interior design solutions

Landscape architectural solutions

FF&E specification and procurement

Residential design guidelines 

Architectural scene illustration

Architectural presentation models

3D color study model printing

AR/VR study presentation

Entitlements and permitting

Forensic and expert witness testimony

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

 

Owner's representative

Marketing study analysis

Site assessment and selection

Design management

Construction documentation auditing

Entitlements & permitting

Budget audit and schedule assessment

Bid audit and analysis

Contract negotiations

Consultant qualification and hiring

Construction assessment and analysis

Construction management

Payment app. review and approvals

MARKETING  SERVICES

2D/3D Color floor plan handouts

Presentation graphics

Model procurement and staging

Organic marketing platforms

Sales and marketing office design

Sample boards and handouts

Custom sales platform, SAAS

"SLD + Studio continually delivers superior work which increases occupancy and resident satisfaction."

Teri Conklin, V.P. Seniority Inc.

Senior Living Marketing

SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED QUICK DELIVERY - NO PROBLEM.

We provide quick project turnaround.

 

GOOD DESIGN SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, DEFICIENT DESIGN POORLY COMMUNICATES.

Good ideas + Good designer

changes everything.

All projects are unique to each community and client.  No two senior living designs are ever alike, as needs are personalized to each community.

 

Projects always start with inspiration from residents and communities striving to make a better home and living environment.  When we review programming with our clients, we learn and explore those elements which are essential to them to include in their project.  

In design we focus on composition, layout, balance, symmetry, movement, alignment, repetition, contrast, texture, color, scale, hierarchy, opacity, combining this with our knowledgeable experience yields unique designs and superior results.

"SLD + Studio is not your average company.  Their ability to design and provide oversight to our construction remodeling process saved our client at least seven figures over the years.  What makes them unique is that they have the ability to make well-thought-out decisions and adjustments in the field which did not increase our build time, and often shortened delivery date for a win-win outcome.

Berto Van Veen, CEO

Berto Van Veen Construction

 

WE ARE BASED IN SLO SO WE CAN EASILY SERVE ALL OF CA.

Where we create.

SLD + Studio
5020 Campus Drive

Newport Beach, CA.  92660

Newport Beach, California

(714) 261-9895

SLD + Studio - Main Office
979 Osos Street, Suite A2

San Luis Obispo, CA.  93401

San Luis Obispo, California

(805) 460-8273

SLD + Studio
330 Fell Street

San Francisco, CA.  94102

San Francisco, California

(415) 226-6330

Email Inquiry

 

info@sld.studio