Senior Housing Design Awards Nominees Are In!

Drumroll, please…. Nominees have been announced for the inaugural Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, with 75 entries for the 2013 competition across six categories.

SHN’s Design Awards recognize cutting-edge design, innovation, and excellence in senior living, with the objective of honoring companies whose unique projects are improving the lives of seniors through forward-thinking design.

The assisted living category notched the most nominations for the 2013 competition. The entries break down as follows:


New Independent Living (8 entries)

Vivante on the Coast
The Residences at Wingate
Vivante On the Coast
Carolina Meadows
Miralea Active Lifestyle Community
Desert Springs Gracious Retirement Living
The Colonade

New Assisted Living/Memory Care (28 entries)


Tohono O’odham Elder Homes
Oak Hill Supportive Living Community
Vivante on the Coast
Bedford Falls
Sterling Estates Senior Living Community
The Residences at Wingate
Clarity Pointe of Knoxville
Oak Hill Supportive Living Community
Brandywine Senior Living at Voorhees
Wellbrooke of Westfield
Wellbrooke of Avon
Clearvista Lakes Health Campus
Avita of Stroudwater
Arbor Terrace Ortega
The Oxford Grand Assisted Living & Memory Care Community
Adams House
The Solana at Vintage Park
Waterstone at Wellesley
Bridges by EPOCH at Hingham
Bridges by EPOCH at Westford
Parkwood Assisted Living
Silverado – Brookfield
Madrona House
Solana West County
Alta Vita Memory Care Center
Silverado Onion Creek Memory Care Community
Residences at Deer Creek
Evergreen Cottages, LP

New Skilled Nursing/Post-Acute Care (11 entries)

Villa at JDT
Wellbrooke of Westfield
Wellbrooke of Avon
Clearvista Lakes Health Campus
Lutheran Life Villages – Village at Pine Valley
Silverado Denver
Lutheran Home/Olson Pavilion
Sanctuary at White Lake
Sanctuary at Holy Cross – South Bend, Indiana
Mill Vista Lodge at Wind Crest
Bel Air at Teravista

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New Continuing Care Retirement Communities (6 entries)

Casey’s Pond Senior Living
The Mather
The Terraces at Bonita Springs
Maravilla Scottsdale
Arbor Oaks at Crestview
Stoneridge Creek

Best Renovation/Repositioning (13 entries)

Sharon Towers
Bella Terra
Cedar Crest Village
True North at North Hill
Harbor View Manor
Benedictine Living Center of Garrison
The Colonnade
Friendship House
Champlain Valley Senior Community
Luther Crest
La Loma

New Affordable Senior Housing (9 entries)

Village at Westerly Creek, Building 1
Lewis Court Senior Living
Wheat Ridge Town Center
Oak Hill Supportive Living Community
Village at Westerly Creek, Building 1
Point of the Pines Gardens
Josephine Commons, Lafayette
Mirasol Phase Two Senior Community
Gable Point Senior Living

The next step is for our panel of senior living experts to judge each entry.

Our judges

  • Trent Haston, President & CEO of Robycross
  • Dan Cinelli, Managing Principal at Perkins Eastman
  • Dan Dillard, D2 Architecture
  • Jeff Anderzhon, FAIA, Eppstein Uhen Architects
  • Elizabeth Borden, the Highland Group

Winners will be announced on December 18 via Senior Housing News, so stay tuned!

Did your community get a nod? View the list of nominees here.

Congratulations to all of our nominees, and best of luck!