Winners Announced for the 2019 Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce the winners of the 6th annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards, sponsored exclusively by senior living furniture provider Kwalu. (

More than 100 communities across the country and globe submitted new construction and renovation projects, vying for top honors across nine categories: Affordable, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Hospice, Independent Living, International, Renovation / Repositioning, Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute Care and Standalone Memory Care.

Introducing the 2019 winners by category:

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Winner: Rotary Terrace – South San Francisco, CA

Second Place: Normandy Square – Madison, WI

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Third Place: The Vintage at the Crossings – Reno, NV

Assisted Living

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

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Second Place: Balfour at Littleton – Littleton, CO

Third Place (tie): Arbor Terrace Fulton – Fulton, MD

Third Place (tie): The Trousdale Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility – Burlingame, CA


Winner: Faith Presbyterian Hospice – Dallas, TX

Second Place: Care Dimensions – Lincoln, MA

Independent Living

Winner: Warwick Woodlands – Lititz, PA

Second Place: Sterling Estates Of West Cobb – Marietta, GA

Third Place: Parc at Traditions – Bryan, Texas


Winner: Sun City Tachikawa – Tokyo, Japan

Second Place: San Sereno – Johannesburg, South Africa

Third Place: Amica Georgetown – Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

Life Plan / CCRC

Winner: Ventana by Buckner – Dallas, TX

Second Place: The Club at Briarcliff – Briarcliff, NY

Third Place: Oak Trace Senior Living Community – Downers Grove, IL


Winner: Anthology of the Plaza – Kansas City, MO

Second Place: San Sereno – Johannesburg, South Africa

Third Place: Grandview Terrace – Sun City West, AZ

Skilled Nursing/Post Acute Care

Winner: Disney Celebration Care Center – Celebration, FL

Second Place: Katherine and Charles Hover Green House Homes – Longmont, CO

Third Place (tie): Gardens at Terracina Health & Rehabilitation – Naples, FL

Third Place (tie): Gunnison Valley Health Senior Center – Gunnison, CO

Stand Alone Memory Care

Winner: Adelaide of Newton Centre – Newton, MA

Second Place: Sterling Estates of West Cobb – Marietta, GA

Third Place: North Shore Place – Northbrook, IL

“The 2019 SHN Architecture & Design Awards has surpassed our expectations,” said George Yedinak, founder of Senior Housing News. “It’s a privilege to showcase these projects from around the world. The owners, operators and developers continue to implement cutting-edge work from world-class architects, designers and engineers.”

For more information on this year’s winners and 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 Kwalu
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About Aging Media Network / Senior Housing News
Aging Media Network is an innovative publishing company based in Chicago, Illinois, and is the publisher of Senior Housing News, Reverse Mortgage Daily, Home Health Care News, Hospice News and Skilled Nursing News.

Senior Housing News (SHN) is the leading independent source for news and information covering senior housing and senior living. With a global reach of more than 30,000 industry professionals, SHN boasts an audience that includes senior housing operators, developers, banking institutions, real estate investment trusts, private equity and service providers catering to the industry. Visit for more information.