Aged Care

Our aim is to design Aged Care facilities that are as fulfilling and rewarding for the carers and families as they are for the residents – connecting communities and enriching lives.

After significant involvement with not-for-profit sector clients during the early years of Stanton Dahl, our Aged Care sector was established in 2001 to specifically focus on the diverse requirements of these clients. Our extensive experience in this sector includes residential aged care buildings, independent living units and special needs housing.

Our designs encourage and facilitate an environment of respect and dignity for residents, with generous living spaces designed to meet individual needs and ensure ongoing viability for the client organisation. We understand the financial challenges often faced by these providers, so we work together with the client to develop a design that best meets the care model while meeting the financial modelling requirements. We also advocate stringent ESD principles to ensure minimal maintenance and ongoing running costs.

Our services for the Aged Care sector include feasibility research, master planning, design, documentation and project management from concept to completion. Our designs maintain compliance with the codes, state planning policies & guidelines and also with the local authority requirements. However where relevant we have also challenged some rules, and have gone the extra length to convey the reasoning, viability and overall impact of such challenges in order to achieve favourable results for all stakeholders.

Project delivery

Each segment has a unique set of requirements, but our Collective Ambition approach ensures we share all our insights and knowledge.

The brief

This is one of the most important elements of the project and is developed in collaboration with the client. Embodying the concept of Collective Ambition, the brief outlines the requirements and facilities, provides instruction, describes the interaction of spaces and much more.

Master plan

The Master Plan of the site is the descriptive interpretation of the Brief. It is an evolving document and requires flexibility of planning to respond to changing requirements.

Project control

Adherence to project management techniques ensure that budget, program, sustainability and quality targets are met. Clients are kept up to date during all stages of the process with reports provided at regular intervals.

Authorities’ approvals

We manage this stage efficiently and effectively to ensure the most expedient approval process, whether that is via a development consent or complying development path.

Documentation & quality assurance

It has always been our aim to ensure that our documentation provides good coverage of the works and thorough coordination of secondary consultants’ documents, all in accordance with our comprehensive quality assurance system.

Program & budget

Stanton Dahl are fully conversant and experienced in the financial constraints that apply to all projects. We pride ourselves on a long record of projects completed within time and budget, and we employ every endeavour to ensure the continuation of this record.

Other services

Stanton Dahl employ a broad range of staff beyond the expertise of architecture and project management, including in-house Access, Interior Design, and Bushfire consultancies. In addition, all our documentation is completed in 3D, enabling perspectives, fly-through animations and 3D virtual models to be produced if required.

Our experience

We’ve completed over 200 aged care projects to date!


Project Project Value
Baptist Care, Griffith ACT $35M
Bethshan Retirement Village, Wyee $20M
Catholic Health Care, Mullimbimby $7M
Baptist Care, Red Hill ACT $40M
Anglicare, Castle Hill $7.5M
MS Australia, Lidcombe $5M
Living Care, Pendle Hill not disclosed
Catholic Health Care, Coffs Harbour $10M
Baptist Care, Dapto not disclosed
Allity Services, Multiple Locations Varies
Aged Care Plus Mountain View Centre, Narrabundah ACT TBA
Adventist Aged Care, Kings Langley TBA

Team leaders

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A few words…

The relationship and the process are equally as important as the final outcome.