Announcing the Winners of the 2018 SHN Architecture & Design Awards

New development and rehabilitation of senior living projects continues in earnest as evidenced by the entries for the 2018 Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards. With more than 90 communities participating, SHN is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards.

Senior living communities nationwide submitted their communities for consideration in the sixth annual SHN Awards, a contest that recognizes excellence by celebrating projects that improve the lives of seniors through innovative design.

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“This year’s group of entries has been the strongest it has ever been and it is exciting to look to the future of senior housing through the lens of the awards program,” said SHN Publisher and Founder George Yedinak. “Many of the current and future trends in architecture and design for  senior living are evident in this year’s entries.”

From the more than 90 organizations that entered their communities in this year’s competition, only nine projects were selected as 2018 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 project type, community integration, amenities and lifestyle features.

The 2018 competition was sponsored exclusively by Kwalu, a provider of senior living furniture solutions to communities across the United States.

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SHN is pleased to announce the 2018 Awards Winners:

Winner: Garden Spot Village Cooperative Living House – New Holland, PA
Runner Up: West Turner Residences – Allentown, PA
Third Place: Silver Birch of Kokomo – Kokomo, Indiana

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Assisted Living:
Winner: Brightview West End – Rockville, MD
Runner Up: Village Park Alpharetta – Alpharetta, GA
Third Place: Stonecrest of Wildwood  – Grover, MO

CCRC – Life Plan Community:
Winner: The Village at the Triangle – Austin, TX
Runner Up: Stoneridge Creek Pleasanton – Pleasanton, CA
Third Place: The Riverview Project at Willamette View – Portland, OR

Independent Living:
Winner: Garden Spot Village, Sycamore Springs – New Holland, PA
Runner Up: Trilogy in Summerlin – Las Vegas, NV
Third Place: Canvas at Valley Forge – Irvine, CA

Winner: Taikang Community Yue Garden – Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Runner Up: Jade Tower CCRC – Shanghai, China
Third Place: Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence – Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Memory Care:
Winner: Williamsburg Landing – Williamsburg, VA
Runner Up: Silverado St. Charles Memory Care Community – St. Charles, IL
Third Place: Altenheim Memory Assisted Living – Strongsville, OH

Renovation & Repositioning:
Winner: Knoxville High Senior Living – Knoxville, TN
Runner Up: Erickson Living at Oak Crest – Parkville, MD
Third Place: Regency Palms Long Beach  – Long Beach, CA

Skilled Nursing – Post Acute:
Winner: Premier Place Health and Rehab Center at the Glenview – Naples, FL
Runner Up: Fountain Inn – Tavares, FL
Third Place: Adora Midtown Park – Dallas, TX

See a full list of this years nominees here.

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