The Winners are In: Best of Senior Living Design 2013

Senior Housing News today announced the winners of its first-ever architecture and design competition. A panel of expert judges worked tirelessly to choose the best-of senior living across seven categories. We are pleased to announce the winners and congratulate them on their well-deserved success.

The 2013 winners for the best of senior living design are:

  • New Independent Living: Allegro (Jupiter, FL)
  • New Assisted Living / Memory Care: Waterstone at Wellesley (Wellesley Hills, MA)
  • New Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute Care: Wellbrooke of Westfield (Westfield, IN)
  • New Construction Continuing Care Retirement Community: The Mather (Evanston, IL)
  • Best Renovation / Repositioning: True North at North Hill (Needham, MA)
  • New Affordable Senior Housing: Village at Westerly Creek, Building 1 (Aurora, CO)

The competition garnered entries from more than 70 communities across the nation, each featuring cutting edge architecture and design elements, setting a high bar for the future of design among industry participants.

“We were thrilled with the entries for this year’s awards, and the caliber of innovation that is so clearly evident in today’s planning, designing and developing of senior living communities across the nation,” says SHN Founder and Publisher George Yedinak.

The panel of judges comprised architects and experts in senior living including Raquel Mercer, Vice President of Robycross; Dan Cinelli, Managing Principal at Perkins Eastman; David Dillard, D2 Architecture; Jeff Anderzhon, FAIA, Eppstein Uhen Architects; and Elizabeth Borden, The Highland Group.

SHN collected entries between late October and early December before the judges deliberated and ranked each project on dozens of criteria.

“The innovative ideas and new design features we are seeing year after year suggest a very promising future for senior housing options and a highly competitive environment both for new development opportunities and the renovation of existing properties across independent living, assisted living, memory care and CCRCs,” Yedinak said. “We look forward to seeing what the new year brings for senior living design and architecture.”

View the winners and nominees.

Written by Elizabeth Ecker

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