The program for the 2018 Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design awards is currently open and accepting submissions. The Awards recognize excellence by celebrating construction and renovation projects that improve the lives of seniors through innovative design.
Participants have until October 31, 2018, to submit their entries that will be judged by a panel of senior living industry experts. Entries will be evaluated on several criteria, including design, aesthetics, community integration, amenities and lifestyle enrichment. Categories for the program include:
- Independent Living (Rental)
- Assisted Living
- Skilled Nursing/Post-Acute Care
- Life Plan/Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
- Stand-Alone Memory Care
- Affordable Housing
- International (Communities Outside the United States)
- Student Exhibition — Architectural Design
- Student Exhibition — Interior Design
Senior housing owners, operators, developers, architects and design firms from around the world are encouraged to submit their entries to compete in the eight professional and two student categories.
Each year more than 80 organizations, including both non-profit and for-profit operators, enter their communities in the SHN Architecture & Design Awards and are recognized for their unique approaches to senior living design.
As part of the 2018 Senior Housing Architecture & Design Awards program, the event website has been updated this year to create a better viewing experience and showcase high-resolution images that tell the stories of the nominees and winners.
The 2018 competition is exclusively sponsored by Kwalu, a provider of senior living furniture solutions to communities across the United States.
For more information about the SHN 2018 Architecture & Design Awards program and to view the winners and nominees from previous years, please visit the Architecture & Design home page.