Walker Methodist Memory Care Center

Minneapolis, MN


  • 83 skilled nursing beds


Repositioning of an existing care center to create a new Alzheimer’s care program with multiple neighborhoods.

This project sought to break up the outdated institutional model that forced its residents to use long monotonous corridors and centralized services. The finished design simulates the winding streets of a village where units are clustered into neighborhoods and the services brought to residents.

The renovation results brought a dramatic reduction in problematic resident behaviors, lower incontinence rates and measurable rates in increased family satisfaction.

The finished result was awarded a position of honor by Nursing Homes Magazine & Sage as a featured project in the 2005 Architectural Showcase.


Walker Eldercare Services