Announcing the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards Winners 2016

More than 80 organizations compete for top honors in the 2016 SHN Architecture & Design Awards.

Senior Housing News is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards.

Senior living communities nationwide submitted their communities for consideration in the fourth annual SHN Awards, a contest that recognizes excellence by celebrating projects that improve the lives of seniors through innovative design. This year’s competition included the addition of two new project categories: Student Exhibition and International.

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“With advances in technology, operations and design, this year brought truly innovative projects to senior living. As residents become more selective, senior living owners and operators are looking to design as a differentiator,” said SHN Publisher and Founder George Yedinak. “This year’s entries demonstrate the heightened competition across the sector.”

From the more than 80 organizations that entered their communities in this year’s competition, only nine projects were selected as 2016 SHN Architecture & Design Awards Winners for their unique approaches to senior living design. The competition evaluates communities through a scoring system that looks at various categories including design elements specific to each category, community integration, amenities and lifestyle features.

The 2016 competition was sponsored exclusively by Kwalu, a provider of senior living furniture solutions to communities across the United States.

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“This year’s winners continue to demonstrate an incredible amount of innovative ideas in their respective categories to enhance the wellbeing of their residents.  The Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards competition has continued to grow and expand over the years including this year’s two new categories,” said Kwalu CEO Michael Zusman.

SHN is pleased to announce the 2016 Awards Winners:

Best Affordable
CityScape at Belmar (Lakewood, Colorado)
Metro West Housing Solutions  
Runner-Up: Monteverde (Orinda, California)

Best Assisted Living
Rosemark at Mayfair Park (Denver, Colorado)
Rosemark Development Group
Runner-Up: Aegis of Queen Anne at Rodgers Park
Runner-Up: Elan Southpark Meadows

Best Continuing Care Retirement Community
Carolina Bay (Wilmington, North Carolina)
BCT Architects
Runner-Up: Rose Villa (Portland, Oregon)

Best Independent Living
Overture Plano (Plano, Texas)
Runner-Up: Thames Edge at Fairview (Groton, Connecticut)

Best International
Berwick by the Sea (Campbell River, British Columbia)
Berwick Retirement Communities
Runner-Up: Rosemont les Quartiers

Best Renovation / Repositioning
Rockwood South Hill: The Summit at Ridge Towers (Spokane, Washington)
Perkins Eastman
Runner-Up: Elim Park (Cheshire, Connecticut)

Best Skilled Nursing or Post-Acute Care
Atrium Post Acute Care of Woodbury (Woodbury, New Jersey)
Atrium Health & Senior Living
Runner-Up: The Healthcare Resort of Shawnee Mission (Overland Park, Kansas)

Best Stand Alone Memory Care
The Dogwood Memory Care Community Neighborhood (Bloomfield, Connecticut)
Amenta Emma Architects
Runner-Up: Villagio Senior Living of Broomfield, CO (Broomfield, Colorado)

Best Student Exhibition
William Johnson (The University of Kansas)
Additional team members include: Kailey Smith, Louis Weishaar, Hannah Wobbe 

Runner-Up: Matt Kenney (The University of Kansas)
Additional team members include: Culin Thompson 

Since the November 14 submission deadline, a panel of senior living industry experts analyzed each entry, basing their final judgements on several criteria including Design & Aesthetics, Community Integration and Amenities & Lifestyle.

This year’s judges bring a wealth of experience in senior housing design, architecture and consulting. The panel includes returning judges:

  • 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
  • John Cronin, AIA, Senior Principal at AG Architecture
  • David Dillard, FAIA, Principal at D2 Architecture

This year SHN welcomes three new judges to our distinguished judging panel for the 2016 Design & Architecture Awards. SHN welcomes:

  • Dean Maddalena, President of StudioSIX5
  • Ward Isaacson, President of Pope Architects
  • Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal at KTGY Architecture + Planning

Thank you to our judges for making this competition possible, and congratulations to all of our winners, runners-up, and nominees in this year’s record breaking awards. We hope to see you all back in 2017.

For more information about the SHN Awards and to view the 2016 winners, visit us the SHN Awards Website.

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