Announcing the 2018 SHN Architecture & Design Awards Nominees

More than 90 senior living communities will be considered for cutting-edge design awards in new construction and renovation.

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce the nominees for the fifth-annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards.

Over 90 communities nationwide submitted new construction and renovation projects for consideration in this year’s contest, sponsored exclusively by senior living furniture provider Kwalu. The entrants are vying for top honors across eight categories this year: Affordable, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Independent Living, International, Renovation / Repositioning, Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute Care and Standalone Memory Care.

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“The annual SHN Architecture & Design Awards continue to attract the most exciting projects in senior housing from across the U.S. and around the world,” said George Yedinak, founder of Senior Housing News. “Senior living owners, operators and developers are working with world-class architects and designers to create the next generation of senior living.”

A panel of industry experts will judge the projects, evaluating nominees based on design and aesthetic criteria. Not only will judges analyze design elements such as color, light and landscape architecture, they will also consider community functionality by analyzing key features that are critical to property type, such as universal design techniques. Winners will be announced December 11, 2018.

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

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  • Jeffrey Anderzhon, FAIA, Senior Planner + Design Architect at Eppstein Uhen Architects
  • Daniel Cinelli, FAIA, Managing Principal and Director at Perkins Eastman
  • David Dillard, FAIA, Principal at D2 Architecture
  • John Cronin, Principal, AIA at AG Architecture
  • Dean Maddalena, AIA, NCARB, IIDA, ASID, President at StudioSIX5
  • Ward Isaacson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, President / Housing Team Leader of Pope Architects
  • Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal at KTGY Architecture + Planning
  • Eric Krull, AIA, LEED GA, CASP, Executive Vice President at THW Design
  • LuAnn Holec, FASID, NCIDQ, CID, Principal & Founder at Thoma-Holec Design
  • Chris Frommell, AIA, Vice President & General Manager at Direct Supply Aptura
  • Shannon Drake, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, BD+C, Senior Associate at Perkins Eastman
  • Thomas Levi, AIA, President LWDA Design
  • Steve Levin, Senior Vice President, Omega Healthcare Investors

“Kwalu is excited to support the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards once again in 2018,” said Kwalu CEO Michael Zusman. Kwalu is the exclusive sponsor of the 2018 SHN Architecture & Design Awards. “The competition brings together the best in senior housing and senior living each year and showcases incredible communities in the United States and around the world. It is exciting to see the changes being put forth by the talented design and architecture professionals helping older adults live better.”

Introducing the 2018 nominees (in alphabetical order):

Elan Corpus Christi – Corpus Christi, TX
Garden Spot Village Cooperative Living House – New Holland, PA
Kottinger Gardens – Pleasanton, CA
Ludlow Commons – Yonkers, NY
Merritt Hill Country – Dripping Springs, TX
Silver Birch of Kokomo – Kokomo, Indiana
West Turner Residences – Allentown, PA

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Assisted Living
Aegis of West Seattle – Seattle, WA
Aksarben Village Retirement Community – Omaha, NE
Allegro Senior Living – Winter Park, FL
American House Fort Myers – Fort Myers, FL
Arbor Terrace Morris Plains – Morris Plains, NJ
Arbor Terrace Mountainside – Mountainside, NJ
Atria Norwood – Norwood, NJ
Atria at River Trail – Bolingbrook, IL
Belmont Village Lakeway – Lakeway, TX
Brandywine Living at Alexandria  – Alexandria, VA
Brightview West End – Rockville, MD
Crestavilla – Laguna Niguel, CA
Eagle Point Senior Living – Appleton, WI
Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center – Brush, CO
HarborChase of Prince William Commons – Woodbridge, VA
HarborChase of the Park Cities – Dallas, TX
Merrill Gardens at Carolina Park – Mount Pleasant, SC
Plymouth Harbor at Sarasota Bay – Sarasota, FL
Quail Park at Morrison Ranch – Gilbert, AZ
Sagewood Desert Willow – Phoenix, AZ
Sodalis Stone Oak – San Antonio, TX
Starling at Nocatee – Ponte Vedra, FL
Stonecrest of Louisville  – Louisville, KY
Stonecrest of Wildwood  – Grover, MO
The Blake at the Grove – Baton Rouge, LA
The Highlands at The Moorings of Arlington Heights – Arlington Heights, IL
The Plaza at Parksquare – Aventura, FL
The Ranch House – Garden City, KS
The Residence at Melrose Station – Melrose, MA
The Residence at Vinnin Square – Swampscott, MA
The Sheridan at Bethel Park – Bethel Park, PA
The Sheridan at Birmingham – Birmingham, MI
The Sheridan at Park Ridge – Park Ridge, IL
Village Park Alpharetta – Alpharetta, GA

Independent Living
Arbour Square at West Chester – West Chester, PA
Atria at Villages of Windsor Senior Living – Lake Worth, FL
Canvas at Valley Forge – Irvine, CA
Garden Spot Village, Sycamore Springs – New Holland, PA
Meadow Active Lifestyle Community – Louisville, KY
Park Creek Independent Living – Cypress, TX
Phoenix Commons – Oakland, CA
Province Springs – Colorado Springs, CO
Revel Lacey – Lacey, WA
Revel Nevada – Henderson, NV
South Bay at Mount Pleasant – Mount Pleasant, SC
Stroudwater Lodge – Westbrook, ME
The Carrington at Lincolnwood – Lincolnwood, IL
The Delaney at Lake Waco – Waco, TX
Trilogy in Summerlin – Las Vegas, NV
Waltonwood Ashburn – West Bloomfield, MI
Windsor at Celebration – Celebration, FL

Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence – Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Jade Tower CCRC – Shanghai, China
Taikang Community Yue Garden – Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Life Plan / CCRC
Heron’s Key – Gig Harbor, WA
Stoneridge Creek Pleasanton – Pleasanton, CA
The Village at the Triangle – Austin, TX
The Riverview Project at Willamette View – Portland, OR

Ascension Living – Alexian Village of Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
Canton Regency Assisted Living – Canton, OH
Canton Regency Memory Care – Canton, OH
Commonwealth Senior Living at Stratford House – Danville, VA
Erickson Living at Oak Crest – Parkville, MD
Fairview Commons – Costa Mesa, CA
HarborChase of Coral Springs – Coral Springs, FL
Harbour’s Edge – Delray Beach, FL
John Knox Village – Lee’s Summit, MO
Knoxville High Senior Living – Knoxville, TN
Mallorca at La Posada – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Maplewood at Mayflower Place  – West Yarmouth, MA
Maplewood at Weston  – Weston, MA
Meadowood – Worcester, PA
Portola Gardens – San Francisco, CA
Regency Palms Long Beach  – Long Beach, CA
The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence at Avery Heights – Hartford, CT
The Firs – Olympia, WA
The Lofts at Timber Ridge – Issaquah, WA
University Living in Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor, MI

Skilled Nursing/Post Acute Care
Adora Midtown Park – Dallas, TX
Altenheim Therapy Rehab Center – Strongsville, OH
Fountain Inn – Tavares, FL
Ignite Medical Resort Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Mentor Ridge Health and Rehabilitation – Mentor, OH
Premier Place Health and Rehab Center at the Glenview – Naples, FL
The Ranch House – Garden City, KS
The Suites at Fitzsimons – Aurora CO

Standalone Memory Care
Altenheim Memory Assisted Living – Strongsville, OH
Lyndale Abilene Memory Care – Abilene, TX
Silverado St. Charles Memory Care Community – St. Charles, IL
Williamsburg Landing – Williamsburg, VA
YourLife™ of Stuart – Stuart, FL

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