Spellman Brady Transforms Houston Senior Living Community

by Spellman Brady & Company

St. Louis, MO (February 11, 2020) – Spellman Brady & Company, an award-winning interior design firm, completed the extensive interior renovation of Buckner Parkway Place Senior Living Community in Houston, Texas.  Spellman Brady designed the interior renovation of the independent, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care common areas, as well as the procurement of the project’s furniture, artwork, accessories, and window treatments.

Spellman Brady & Company successfully transformed the dated feel of Buckner Parkway Place to re-position the property to be more competitive with newer facilities and to meet the changing aesthetics preferred by the aging baby boomer generation.  The total scope of work, which was completed in six phases, consists of the renovation of 93,590 square feet of existing space and a new addition of 2,300 square feet for the new Bistro for independent living residents.

The renovation and expansion of the project transformed existing common areas and created a new state-of-the-art skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.  The project included upgrades to the Independent Living Main Dining, Private Dining, Salon, Library, Game Room, Arts and Crafts, Chapel, Wii Room, Administrative Offices and Commercial Kitchen, as well as the new Cabana/Bistro.

Brian Robbins, Vice President at Buckner commented, “…Love the design and use of materials.  A truly transformation renovation … Could not look nicer!  We’re excited to have a more marketable community!”

The design concept changed the very traditional community to a more transitional feel.  These fresh improvements were accomplished by replacing existing traditional architectural wood details with cleaner lines.  A fresh color palette, lighting upgrades, and hospitality inspired furniture selections to provide a consistent level of design across all levels of care.  Underutilized existing covered exterior areas were also converted into new, usable interior spaces offering residents more dining choices and areas to socialize.  To meet market demand for more spacious skilled nursing units, double bed skilled nursing units were converted and upgraded into private suites reducing the total units from 60 to 40.  The result is more inspiring and sophisticated environment that appeals to the community’s demographics.


Bucker Retirement, a faith-based nonprofit senior living provider, is the second largest provider of nonprofit senior living communities in Texas, and the 52nd largest nationally.  Buckner has continued to refine its programs and senior care services to uniquely serve each generation of seniors during its 138-year ministry through its faith-filled commitment to provide senior adults with dignified living and expert care.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments.  The firm maintains design excellence by delivering comprehensive interior design, furniture, artwork master planning, and procurement services.  As a Certified WBE Business, Spellman Brady & Company has completed more than 6,300 projects in 43 states and abroad since its founding in 1994.

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