dwp|suters

dwp|suters are award winning architects and interior designers who create exceptional places for life, work and community. We are a group of 450 professionals working collaboratively across 15 locations conveniently located throughout Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

dwp|suters combines the design flair of one of Asia’s most innovative international design companies, dwp; with over 50 years of award winning design expertise from one of Australia’s top ten architecture practices, Suters.

Company Suters Architects Pty Ltd

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Seniors Living Expertise

Creating architecture for senior Australians is a privilege and dwp|suters embra…

Seniors Living Expertise

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Creating architecture for senior Australians is a privilege and dwp|suters embraces the challenges involved in the design of aged care and retirement living projects for the 21st century.

Our team understands the impacts of changing models of care, new operational technologies, environmental considerations and new approaches to procurement. We are at the forefront of innovation and research in designing for mature aged people, with a well earned reputation for leadership.

Our experience ranges from straight forward RAC facilities and ILU developments to large scale complexes, including high dependency health facilities. Refurbishment services and adaptive reuse can be provided as well as extensions and additions to existing facilities. Many clients start working with us by commissioning feasibility studies or masterplanning, where we can provide astute advice on the best way to unlock project value.

dwp|suters has proven ability to successfully deliver seniors living projects, including:

  • Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF), both low rise and high rise
  • High Dependency Support Facilities.
  • Assisted Living Units (ALU)
  • Independent Living Units (ILU)
  • Serviced Apartments
  • Retirement Living Developments
  • Integrated Villages

We have a track record of successful developments in both the public and private sectors. Our clients benefit from our thorough understanding of government policies and codes for facilities for the ageing, and we are fully conversant with all legislation impacts.

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Retirement Living

Our approach to creating places for retirement living is holistic; we take into …

Retirement Living

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Our approach to creating places for retirement living is holistic; we take into account health, lifestyle, social connection and wellbeing. We include features that make places uniquely suitable for seniors and create a vibrant residential community. Our experience in multi-unit residential developments ensures we offer our clients optimal design solutions. When designing independent living units (ILU) we create friendly, welcoming residences with discreet design measures to cater for potential increased frailty. We include the lifestyle statement with integration of mobility and accessibility aids to enhance quality of life. The unit mix is very important and we understand the need to carefully evaluate the local needs. High expectation of quality design is a growing market condition, with emphasis on contemporary finishes and appealing street presence. Good design, from masterplanning through to individual unit design differentiates developments. To support this differentiation, emphasis on health, lifestyle, social connection and wellbeing also shapes community developments. A quality community centre is often a key selling point that provides a high amenity, resort like character to many villages. dwp|suters focuses on providing opportunities to introduce community groups to each other; developing an inclusive community that transcends age groups and cultural barriers; building and nourishing social capital and creating measurable triple bottom line outcomes. Through our experience with numerous recreation and other community facilities we are able to identify key elements that contribute to creating and enabling social activation, to create genuine meeting places.

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Residential Aged Care

Our prime concern is for the dignity of the residents and the provision of quiet…

Residential Aged Care

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Our prime concern is for the dignity of the residents and the provision of quiet assistance which promotes ease of living without creating facilities with a medical or institutional appearance. We design aged care facilities to create home like, non clinical environments. Elements such as colour, light, art, views, gardens and community are incorporated to create rich environments that all the family are pleased to visit. Every opportunity is taken to enhance the health, wellbeing and stimulation of the residents and their families through the design of the environment; including taking into consideration the cultural and spiritual backgrounds of residents.

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Integrated Vertical Villages

The integrated vertical village is a new solution to the issue of ‘aging i…

Integrated Vertical Villages

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The integrated vertical village is a new solution to the issue of ‘aging in place’ for people who have always considered the inner urban areas as home. The well designed integrated vertical village provides a combination of both retirement living and residential aged care alongside community services for health and wellbeing. It promotes social connectivity and delivers a range of care services and accommodation options for older Australians living in or retiring to inner urban areas. dwp|suters is at the forefront of this new innovation in precinct development. We have current projects that address the reality of the integrated vertical village.

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Revitalising Existing Villages

dwp|suters has an extensive portfolio of redevelopment of existing villages. Our…

Revitalising Existing Villages

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dwp|suters has an extensive portfolio of redevelopment of existing villages. Our clients often commission a masterplan as the first step when they consider redevelopment. We carefully analyse the existing use of a site, the client’s desired functions and investigate all options to determine optimal options. We also consider local market conditions, compliance with legislative and building codes and how to present a ‘tired’ property as a renewed, appealing facility. Our expert team able to identify the latent potential of sites, improving yield and staff utilisation which can support the redevelopment business case.

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Masterplanning

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Masterplanning

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Through masterplanning, yield studies and feasibility studies we plan inclusive community environments that position developments as positive lifestyle choices. We identify economies of scale and respond to the values of the local setting and adjacencies, working with our clients to consider specific market appeal and the point of differentiation for each project; whether it’s a new development or an existing village redevelopment.

Markets

Current export locations:

  • Asia (Chinese) (includes Mongolia)
    • China
    • Hong Kong (SAR of China)
  • Asia (Mainland South-East)
    • Cambodia
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
  • Asia (Maritime South-East)
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
  • Asia (Southern)
    • India
  • Middle East
    • Bahrain
    • United Arab Emirates

Contact

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Scott Francis
Seniors Living Sector Leader

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