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Creating Active Environments to Call Home

Welcome to a new way of thinking about at senior living. Whether replacing, updating, or expanding a facility, bland and institutional environments are a thing of the past. Imagine new and smarter approaches, where wellness is encouraged, the amenities reflect the lifestyle of a connected population, and the atmosphere conveys a resort-like experience. Many of life’s emotional and meaningful events will take place in a senior living setting and the built environment must support this human experience. We consider not only the residents and their families, but also the support staff in providing a successful design for a strong, viable community.

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Senior Living Leadership

William A. Hanser

William A. Hanser, AIA

Vice President

Managing Principal


Since 1974, Bill has built a reputation as a hands-on principal and designer, earning numerous design awards, and gaining recognition for his design ability as well as effective management of design teams. His commitment to service is reflected in the repeat clients he has served such as Allegro, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Atlantic University, Broward College, and Palm Beach County. Bill directs and manages the business activities of the West Palm Beach office, including the coordination and management of the residential market and associated projects.

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Jim Hageman

Jim Hageman, AIA, ACHA, NCARB

Vice President

Senior Project Manager


Jim has extensive experience as a project manager and architect, from planning and programming to contract administration. His responsibilities have included architectural design, code reviews, contract drawings and specifications, quality and schedule control, and ADA audits.  He has worked on a variety of residential projects, along with healthcare, scientific, industrial, commercial and educational project types. Jim is board certified as an architect in the specialty of healthcare by the American College of Healthcare Architects.

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Rodolfo J. Hernandez

Rodolfo J. Hernandez, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Market Sector Leader - Interiors


Rodolfo’s award-winning portfolio, which he has built over a more than two-decade career, includes projects for private and public clients. His experience has encompassed a variety of project types, including work with independent living, assisted living and memory care living facilities.

Rodolfo possesses a unique gift for interior design that expresses the branding, personality and mission of his clients. He is noted for his expansive and creative design intelligence, resulting in repeat clients who seek his design concepts, prototypes and building standards, from design development through construction administration and implementation.

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Michael D. Rodebaugh

Michael D. Rodebaugh, AIA, NCARB

Senior Living Practice Leader


As both a designer and project manager, Michael has a broad range of experience and insight into the various levels of senior-related housing and specialty care. His experience includes the design of facilities ranging from 40,000 SF to 700,000 SF. Michael has extensive experience in creating 3D visualization for project understanding and formal approvals. He also helps direct clients through the various levels of care within a building type, including: independent living, assisted living and memory care and their respective physical requirements. 

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