Larsen Health Center

The presence of thriving mangrove preserves, and tidal estuaries surrounds the brand-new skilled nursing facility of the Larsen Health Center. Encompassing 6 floors and 200,000 square feet, the 180 bed residence is treated to beautiful views of the Caloosahatchee River opening to the Gulf.

The client’s vision for this project was to create a center of excellence for memory and healthcare serving the most fragile senior population in the final stage of their life. Goals included providing world-class services and surroundings of elevated aesthetics, function, and comfort for the daily benefit of the residents. A huge part of general well-being is preparedness for whatever the future holds. By building and promoting such a well-engineered skilled nursing center at the front of the campus with maximum visibility from the main road, this CCRC signals the devotion to its residents through all levels of care. This promotes a sense of comfort rather than concern in residents as they evaluate their own plans and ability to age in their community.

Fort Myers, FL
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
200,000 SF
Shell Point Retirement Community
Martin Schappell
RDG Architects
Interior Design Firm:
Wegman Design Group
Weitz Construction

For information and signing in, visitors can approach the white and grey-veined marble desk, operated by volunteers. Integrated LED lights line the wood wall paneling and aluminum reveals frame in a custom drone shot of an iconic part of the campus. The clinic includes exam and procedure rooms, on-site imaging services, and offices

The chic Lindy’s Café sports white quartz countertops with warm wood tone paneling throughout its custom millwork. Blue terrazzo swirls carve out the designated area of the café among the open concept floor. The rehabilitation center houses all new equipment to assist in the post-surgery and ongoing needs of the residents, while the chapel and education rooms provide functional space for learning or prayer.

Inspired by Florida living and lanai’s, the Sunrooms cap off each neighborhood with a different floor to ceiling view.

Resident rooms feature multiple lighting configurations, large windows, and very accessible bathrooms. The resident floors have cozy but sophisticated living rooms and dining rooms with central located nurse stations