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Five Decades of Excellence: Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

An important innovation at KPA Architects is designing homes for people living with disabilities. We are proud to have pioneered Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in Western Australia, including:

– The first NDIS approved SDA in WA, for Rocky Bay in 2020.

– WA’s first SDA designed and built with modular construction, for housing provider Habilitas in Geraldton.

– Brightwater’s Piara Waters, a world class SDA project with 7 houses co-designed with and for people living with Huntington’s Disease. 

We are honoured to be assisting people living with disabilities and we look forward to continuing the important work with our partners in the sector.

Off-Site Framing Ideal for SDA

A survey of KPA Architects’ twenty Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) projects currently underway, found off-site framing is the new normal in response to rising construction costs and our customers’ special needs.

KPA Director Todd Paterson says: “Off-site framing is associated with quicker assembly time, reduced waste, and improved site coordination. We can also focus more on delivering tailored dwellings for people living with disabilities.”

Geraldton Oasis Officially Opened

There were celebrations all around in Geraldton last week for the grand opening of ‘Gero Oasis,’ Western Australia’s first SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) designed and built with modular construction.

KPA Architects is delighted to be part of the team that created the three-dwelling project for NDIS registered SDA housing provider Habilitas.

For subscribers of The West Australian/Geraldton Guardian, see the links below for the recent local media reports with more details about the project.

Geraldton tenants view Perth-built specialist disability accommodation units at Habitilas launch in a WA first | Geraldton Guardian

Habilitas hosts housewarming party for Callum Savin as family and carers attend Wonthella SDA launch | Geraldton Guardian

Specialist Disability Accommodation First

KPA Architects is proud to be involved in this great project from SDA provider, Habilitas!

Western Australia’s first modular-built Specialist Disability Accommodation units have arrived in Geraldton. Created by Habilitas, designed by KPA Architects, built by Modular WA, and transported by WA Universal, the three dwellings will be home to up to four people living with disabilities.

This innovative project demonstrates that modern NDIS specified accommodation can work in regional and remote areas.