Which Senior Living Companies Won NAHB’s Best of 50+ Housing Awards?

Many senior living companies were recognized during the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) annual International Builders’ Show, which was held this year in Orlando, Fla. at the end of January.

Here are just a few winners of the “2012 Best of 50+ Housing Awards“:

Traditions of America, for Home Designs, Marketing, and Active Adult Communities


Traditions of America, based in Radnor, Pa., pulled in a total of seven awards for home designs and active adult communities.

The company received two gold and five silver “Best of 50+ Housing Awards” for the following categories: Best Print Ad (Gold); Best Sales/Marketing Event(s) (Gold); Home Design: Best Attached Home, up to 1,800 Sq. Ft. (Silver); Home Design: Best Attached Home, more than 1,800 Sq. Ft. (Silver); Home Design: Best Detached Home, up to 2,100 Sq. Ft. (Silver); Community Development: Best For-Sale Community, more than 200 Homes (Silver); and Marketing: Best Website (silver).

Willow Valley Retirement Communities, for Amenities, Programs, and Remodeling


Willow Valley Retirement Communities, located in Lancaster, Pa., received four awards: Best Outdoor Amenity (Silver); Best Remodeled Project (Silver); Best Lifestyle Program (Gold); and Best Dining or Cafe Experience (Gold).

KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, for Home Design

KTGY Group, Inc. was recognized for its design of Foursquare Senior Living, a new $29 million, 132-unit mixed-use senior housing community in the Portland, Ore. area. The community received a Gold award in the category of Best Market Rate Rental—On the Boards, along with a special Innovation award and another award in different competition.

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Wesley Palms Retirement Community, for Innovative Interior Design

Wesley Palms, a full-service retirement community located in Pacific Beach, Calif., received a Gold award for the innovative design of its recently remodeled lobby, in the category of Best Remodeled Project. The design was by CastleRock Design Group of Newport Beach, Calif.

Studio One Eleven, for Affordable Rental Project Plan

Studio One Eleven’s design of Senior Art Colony, an innovative mixed-used senior housing center, won gold in the Best Affordable Rental on the Boards category. The project is in the first of a two-phase transit-oriented development that includes mixed-income, multi-generational housing.

More Winners:

Other categories include: Best Assisted Living/Special Needs, Best Detached Home, Best Indoor Common Use Space, Best “Green” Community, Best Integration of Technology, and Best Universal Home Design.

In addition to Traditions of America and Willow Valley Retirement Communities, big winners include Mather LifeWays, who won top honors—and eight awards—in six different categories, and Meadow Ranch and Vivante on the Coast, each with three awards.

View the complete list of categories and winners here.

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