Now Announcing: Senior Housing Design Awards Winners 2014

Senior Housing News has announced the winners of its second-annual design awards competition.

Dozens of nominees across seven senior housing categories were analyzed by a panel of expert judges, who selected a winner for each category: Affordable, Assisted Living, CCRCs, Independent Living, Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute, Standalone Memory Care and Rehabilitation / Repositioning.

“We continue to be impressed with how designers, architects and operators are raising the bar each year for senior living communities,” said SHN Publisher and Founder George Yedinak. “Operators are setting themselves apart through design in an increasingly competitive market environment by leveraging incredible technologies and innovative spatial designs.”

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SHN is pleased to announce the 2014 Awards Winners:

Best Affordable
High Mar Senior Community (Boulder, CO)
Boulder Housing Partners / The Abo Group
Runner-up: The Arbors at Oak Park

Best Assisted Living
Waterford Grand (Eugene, OR)
BPM Senior Living / Myhre Group Architects
Runner-up: Atria Woodbriar Place

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Best Continuing Care Retirement Community
Generations at Agritopia (Gilbert, AZ)
RCS-Retirement Community Specialist / Thoma-Holec Design / LuAnn Thoma-Holec
Runner-up: Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens 

Best Independent Living
Shaker Pointe at Carondelet (Watervliet, NY)
Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, Inc. / KDA Architects
Runner-up: Trinity Courtyard

Best Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute Care
Wellbrooke of South Bend (South Bend, IN)
Mainstreet / LCS / Arc Design
Runner-up: Evergreen Crossing & The Lofts

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Best Stand-Alone Memory Care
The Osborn (Rye, NY)
The Osborn / RLPS Architects
Runner-up: Grandview Healthcare Center Memory Care

Best Rehab / Repositioning
Lutheran Home / My Rehab Center (Arlington Heights, IL)
Lutheran Life Communities / Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc.
Runner-up: Charlestown 

“The Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards competition has seen truly diverse entries of the highest caliber, but they’re all connected with a common thread: a dedication to making a difference in residents’ lives through innovative space planning and design,” said Kwalu CEO Michael Zusman. Kwalu is the exclusive sponsor of the 2014 SHN Awards .

SHN would like to thank the expert judges panel comprising design and architecture gurus from around the nation:

  • Jeff Anderzhon, FAIA, Senior Planning/Design Architect at Eppstein Uhen Architects
  • Elisabeth Borden, Principal at The Highland Group
  • Dan Cinelli, FAIA, Managing Principal at Perkins Eastman
  • David Dillard, FAIA, Principal at D2 Architecture
  • Gene R. Guszkowski, AIA, Senior Principal at AG Architecture

For more information about the SHN Awards and to view the 2014 Winners, visit