Announcing the Nominees for the 2019 SHN Architecture & Design Awards

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce that over 100 entries have been submitted to the 6th annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards, sponsored exclusively by senior living furniture provider Kwalu. (

Communities across the country and globe submitted new construction and renovation projects, vying for top honors across nine categories this year: Affordable, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Hospice, Independent Living, International, Renovation / Repositioning, Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute Care and Standalone Memory Care.

“The 2019 SHN Architecture & Design Awards is the largest to date and keeps getting bigger and better,” said George Yedinak, founder of Senior Housing News. “It’s incredible to showcase the projects from around the United States and globally. The owners, operators, developers continue to invest in incredible work from the world-class architects, designers and engineers that bring these communities the different parts of the care continuum.”

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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 on December 12, 2019.

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

  • Jeffrey Anderzhon, FAIA, Senior Planner + Design Architect at Eppstein Uhen Architects
  • John Cronin, Principal, AIA at AG Architecture
  • David Dillard, FAIA, Principal at D2 Architecture
  • Chris Frommell, AIA, Vice President & General Manager at Direct Supply Aptura
  • Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal at KTGY Architecture + Planning
  • Joseph Hassel, Principal at Perkins Eastman
  • LuAnn Holec, FASID, NCIDQ, CID, Principal & Founder at Thoma-Holec Design
  • Bruce Hurowitz, Assoc. AIA, Principal & Managing Partner at Merlino Design Partnership
  • Ward Isaacson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, President / Housing Team Leader of Pope Architects
  • Eric Krull, AIA, LEED GA, CASP, Executive Vice President at THW Design
  • Danielle Lavallee, Director of Interior Design, Belmont Village Senior Living
  • Thomas Levi, AIA, President LWDA Design
  • Steve Levin, Co President, Hana2.0 Property Group LLC
  • Dean Maddalena, AIA, NCARB, IIDA, ASID, President at StudioSIX5
  • Cynthia Shonaiya, AIA, LEED AP, Architect & Principal at Hord Coplan Macht

Introducing the 2019 nominees (in alphabetical order):


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Covenant Place II Cahn Family Building & Mirowitz Center – St. Louis, MO

El Sereno Senior Living – Cibolo, TX

Normandy Square – Madison, WA

Rotary Terrace – South San Francisco, CA

Silver Birch of Fort Wayne – Fort Wayne, IN

Tammen Hall – Denver, CO

The Ashford at Sturbridge – Hilliard, OH

The Vintage at the Crossings – Reno, NV

Assisted Living

Aegis Living Mercer Island – Mercer Island, WA

Arbor Terrace Fulton – Fulton, MD

Balfour at Littleton – Littleton, CO

Belmont Village Lincoln Park – Chicago, IL

Charter Senior Living of Oaks Openings – Sylvania, OH

Church Hill Village – Newtown, CT

Creekside Senior Living – Bountiful, UT

HarborChase of Beavercreek – Beavercreek, OH

HarborChase of Wilmington – Wilmington, DE

Lillian Booth Actors Home – Englewood, NJ

LivGenerations Senior Living – Scottsdale, AZ

Maplewood at Southport – Southport, CT

Murano – Seattle, WA

Oakmont of El Dorado Hills

Orchard Estate of Woodbury – Woodbury, NY

Phoenix at James Creek

Providence Place at the Collegeville Inn – Collegeville, PA

Quail Park at Morrison Ranch – Gilbert, AZ

Robson Reserve at Pebblecreek – Goodyear, AZ

Stone Hill at Andover – Andover, MA

The Ackerly at Sherwood – Sherwood, OR

The Chelsea at Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury, NJ

The Kensington Redondo Beach – Redondo Beach, CA

The Lodge at The Lakes at Stillwater – Stillwater, MN

The Residence at Selleck’s Woods – Darien, CT

The Sheridan at Hobe Sound – Hobe Sound, FL

The Trousdale Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility – Burlingame, CA

The Village at White River Junction – White River Junction, VT

The Wellington at Lake Manassas

Tribute at Melford – Bowie, MD

Woodland Hills – Richmond, VA

Wright House Senior Living – Mequon, WI

Independent Living

Applewood Pointe of Champlin at Mississippi Crossings – Champlin, MN

Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park Independent Living Facility – Tampa, FL

Avenida Cool Springs – Franklin, TN

Grand Village at Clear Creek – Fayetteville, AR

HarborChase of Dr. Phillips – Orlando, FL

Horizon- Active Resort Community – Cathedral City, CA

Intelligent Home for the Age(s) – New Taipei City, Taiwan

Parc at Traditions – Bryan, Texas

Revel Eagle – Eagle, ID

Revel Spokane – Spokane Valley, WA

Revel Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

Overture Kierland – Newport Beach, CA

Sterling Estates Of West Cobb – Marietta, GA

The Lakeside at Amelia Island – Fernandina Beach, FL

Warwick Woodlands – Lititz, PA


Amica Georgetown – Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

Chongming Shanghai Radiant Garden – Shanghai, China

China Life Care Garden, Yangcheng Lake – Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

San Sereno – Johannesburg, South Africa

Starcastle, Shanghai, Pujiang – Shanghai, China

Sun City Tachikawa – Tokyo, Japan

Life Plan / CCRC

Brio, a WesleyLife Community for Healthy Living – Johnston, IA

Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center – Waupun, WI

Oak Trace Senior Living Community – Downers Grove, IL

Reata Glen – Rancho Mission Viejo, CA

Rose Villa Senior Living – Milwaukie, OR

South Bay at Mount Pleasant – Mt. Pleasant, SC

Sun City Tachikawa – Tokyo, Japan

The Club at Briarcliff – Briarcliff, NY

The Springs at Stony Brook – Louisville, KY

Ventana by Buckner – Dallas, TX


Alexander Guest House – Oak Ridge, TN

Anthology of the Plaza – Kansas City, MO

Casa Dorinda – Montecito, CA

Deer Valley Senior Living – Phoenix, AZ

Edgemere – Dallas, TX

Emerald Heights – Redmond, WA

Grandview Terrace – Sun City West, AZ

Juniper Village at Bucks County – Bensalem, PA

Lake Barrington Woods – Lake Barrington, IL

Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge – Madison, WI

Paul Spring – Richmond, VA

Pleasant View Communities – Hearth and Harrow – Manheim, PA

Presbyterian Senior Living – Cathedral Village – Philadelphia, PA

San Sereno – Johannesburg, South Africa

Seabury Retirement Community – Bloomfield, CT

Tammen Hall – Denver, CO

Tapestry Wickliffe Senior Living – Wickliffe, OH

The Willows at Harrodsburg – Harrodsburg, KY

Tryon Estates – Columbus, NC

Well-Spring Retirement Community – Greensboro, NC

Skilled Nursing/Post Acute Care

Bridgewater Park – Ocala, FL

CC Young – Dallas, TX

Disney Celebration Care Center – Celebration, FL

Gardens at Terracina Health & Rehabilitation – Naples, FL

Gunnison Valley Health Senior Center – Gunnison, CO

Katherine and Charles Hover Green House Homes – Longmont, CO

Westminster Canterbury Lynchburg – Lynchburg, VA

Standalone Memory Care

Adelaide of Newton Centre – Newton, MA

North Shore Place – Northbrook, IL

North Woods Village Kalamazoo – Kalamazoo, MI

Silverado North Shore – Glendale, WI

Sterling Estates of West Cobb – Marietta, GA

The Moments, Lakeville – Lakeville, MN

For more information about the awards and this year’s nominees, visit

About the SHN Architecture & Design Awards
The Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards recognize cutting-edge design, excellence and innovation in senior living. The annual awards contest celebrates unique projects and companies that are improving the lives of seniors through innovative design. Visit for more information about this year’s contest, as well as past winners.

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