The Knute Nelson organization, founded in 1948, is the senior care provider of choice in the Alexandria area. Grand Arbor by Knute Nelson is a continuum of care senior community on a scenic 20-acre campus in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Pope Architects has worked closely with Knute Nelson, in the design and development of the phased campus, which features a vibrant town center and a community wellness center. Both the residents and the broader community share the Nelson Wellness Center which features a warm water pool conducive for hydrotherapy.

The second phase of the master plan opened in 2016 and includes more senior apartments and assisted living housing, as well as an expansion of the wellness center.