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Spotlight on Special Disability Accommodation

The spotlight is on Special Disability Accommodation (SDA) after the release of the interim report in the Aged Care Royal Commission, which called for immediate action to move young people out of aged care. There are 6000 younger people with disability in aged care across Australia, and many more

Design Innovation Key to Seniors Housing Plan

The success of Western Australia’s new housing plan for seniors will depend on the housing system embracing innovation in the design and delivery of age-friendly communities, according to a leading designer of retirement villages and age-care facilities. “It’s great that smart design is central to Western Australia’s new five-year plan

Official Opening of Italian Aged Care

Our aged care project Italian Aged Care had its official opening on the weekend, comprising of a short mass and tour of the completed facility. Members of the community, staff and Board attended along with a few special guests, including the Abruzzese Emigrant Association of

Property Clues in WA Growth Report

The good news in a key population outlook for Western Australia, is that a return to higher long-term growth rates is expected soon.  However, WA is ageing faster than expected and the disability sector is looming large in both a social and business sense.                Structural change in population

Koh-I-Noor Wins at 2019 MBA Excellence Awards

We would like to congratulate Pindan for winning 'Best Aged Care Building ($10-$20 million)' for Koh-I-Noor Contemporary Aged Care at the 2019 MBA Excellence in Construction Awards! We are proud to be part of the team for this wonderful aged care home. You

Staff Interview – Libby Pracilio

For the fifth of a series of 3-question interviews with KPA team members, to help you get to know us all a bit better, Sally Jones (SJ) interviewed Libby Pracilio (LP). For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting her, Libby is an Associate Director

Staff Interview – Sally Jones

For the fourth of a series of 3-question interviews with KPA team members, to help you get to know us all a bit better, Sheridan New (SN) interviewed Sally Jones (SJ). For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting her, Sally is an Associate Architect

KPA Qualified NDIS SDA and LHA Assessors

At KPA Architects we are constantly expanding our knowledge and design base that we are now able to undertake Livable Housing Australia (LHA) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) projects and assessments. Associate Architect Jessica Clarkson leads our SDA knowledge and designs, and Clare Paterson is our accredited

New Design Standards for Aged Care

Communities expect a lot more from the design, furnishing and maintenance of aged care centres, which is finally being recognised in new laws covering the sector. From 1 July 2019, the physical environment that aged-care services are delivered in residential care, respite and day therapy centres in Australia, will be

Opal Treeby Commences on Site

Exciting to see our Opal Treeby Aged Care project kick off on site with a turning of the sod ceremony yesterday! The sod turning honours were done by Daymon Joseph from Opal Aged Care WA, Mayor Logan Howlett of the City of Cockburn and Member for