Vineland Veteran’s Memorial Home – Vestibule Renovation


Design Year: 2022
Institute: J.W. Pedersen Architects
Responsibilities: Lead Project Architect
Primary Applications Used: Autodesk Revit 2020

“Adjusting to the pandemic and taking Covid into consideration had been a brand new dynamic to add to design work. Architecture is always evolving, isn’t it?”

Summary of Work: One of the primary entrances for this Veteran’s Memorial Home needed a make-over for a number of reasons; the existing vestibule was too tight, the existing doors needed updating, the security protocol wasn’t as “smart” as it could have been, etc. There was a need to provide more space for the residences (most in which had mobility issues) to have a space to securely enter/exit, replacing some of the rigid finishes, and updating the function of the doors…

Client Needs:

  • Match the aesthetics of the existing wall finishes
  • Interior and Exterior Automatic Sliding Doors replaces (Interior relocated)
  • Consider security need to perform rapid Covid Testing before allowing entrance into the rest of the building

Project Challenges:

  • New wall must be built out in limiting space for new Interior Door location
  • New work to be performed without being overly invasive to the existing building