But even with Woodside in England as a model, it was a challenge, Hoglund admitted in an interview with Psychiatric News. "There was nothing architecturally special about the building. It had been used for other things in the past," he said. What’s more, he explained, "if you go back 12 or 13 years ago during the planning, there was very little written about environmental design and alternative housing settings for people with dementia, and there were certainly no facilities [here in the United States] to look at. So we really started at the ground level in doing research on how older people with dementia behave, what their issues are, what kind of housing they would require, and what kind of environmental needs they have."