Health Care Design


Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk, NY
New Entry Lobby

Mr. Vara learned the finer points of the Architectural Profession while working on Health Care projects. From the later parts of the 1980’s through the present, he has worked on Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Adult Care Facilities, Dialysis Units, Doctors offices, Clinics and numerous other types of facilities. In total Mr. Vara has worked on thousands of resident care beds from the the Nursing Home in his home town of Eden, NY across the state to Albany and many locations in between.


Lockport Presbyterian Home
New Entry/Common Space Addition

During his internship and the early part of his professional career, he focused on the State Building Codes, numerous state DOH regulations and Federal codes that govern the industry.  He has extensive experience in preparing and submitting CON applications and has access to NYS’s HCS. In addition he spent many hours on site during construction of several very complicated projects that required the Nursing Home to be fully occupied while construction was underway. These experiences have taught him how to balance the layers of requirements and methods of construction with the vitally important Health, Safety and Welfare of the facility Residents.

CV3 Architectural PC, strongly values the merits of good communication in all that we do. In health care projects this takes on critical importance. We facilitate regular meetings to plan a project from its inception all the way through occupancy and beyond. It’s this attention to the finer details that makes the difference in health care.

The following is a partial list of Owners and Facilities that Mr Vara has worked with to provide excellent design resulting in high quality care for their clients:


Absolut Care (with facilities across the State of NY)

Elderwood (with facilities across the State of NY)

McGuire Group (with facilities across the State of NY)

Van Rensselaer Manor, Albany NY

Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Horseheads, NY

Blossom North, Rochester

Waterfront Health Care Center, Buffalo

Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk NY

Buffalo Medical Group

Independent Health

Marian Professional Center

McAuley Apartments

Beechwood Residence

Blocher Homes

Brothers of Mercy Skilled Nursing Facility, Clearance NY

Oddfellow and Rebekah, Lockport NY

Buffalo Rehab Group – Physical Therapy