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Best Independent Living Design of 2020: Highrise Makes the Most of Urban, Coastal Location

PARC Retirement Living Founder and Chairman Rainer Müller remembers the day a young couple walked up to the reception desk of the Oceana PARC community in White Rock, British Columbia. “Our grandparents moved into a retirement building that has been built around here, do you know where it is?” Müller recalled the couple asking. “We […]

Best Active Adult Design of 2020: A Glass Tower On a Challenging Hipsturbia Site

The first-ring Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois has become a hotbed of real estate development in recent years. One of the town’s newest developments is a 17-story building for active seniors, located near the heart of its downtown core. Avidor Evanston, a 17-story, 169-unit apartment building for residents ages 55 and up, rises from a […]

Best Assisted Living Design of 2020: A Seamless Blend With Pocket Park, Care Continuum

A new senior housing community in the metropolitan Atlanta market highlights a forward thinking approach to senior housing development and design, with inspiration drawn from the local area. Village Park Milton, an $81 million community in Alpharetta, Georgia consists of 50 independent living units, 48 assisted living units, and a dedicated 20-unit memory care unit […]

Winners Announced for the 2020 Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce the winners of the 7th annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards. More than 90 communities across the country and globe submitted new construction and renovation projects, vying for top honors across ten categories: 55+, Active Adult, Affordable Senior Housing, Assisted […]

Senior Housing News Announces 2020 Architecture & Design Awards Nominees

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce that more than 90 entries have been submitted to the 7th annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards (http://www.shnawards.com). Communities across the country and globe submitted new construction and renovation projects this year, vying for top honors across 10 categories: 55+, […]

Inside the $200 Million Senior Living Highrise Reshaping Norfolk’s Skyline

While highrise senior living projects are grabbing headlines in major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Washington, D.C., the trend is also playing out in smaller cities around the country. One case in point is a 24-story continuing care retirement community (CCRC) expansion that recently topped out in Norfolk, becoming the tallest residential […]

Atria Unveils ‘Community of the Future,’ Flexes Operations as Covid-19 Surges

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Atria Senior Living CEO John Moore has said that the company will be stronger in the future thanks to lessons learned and innovations developed during this challenging period. Now, the company is unveiling Atria Newport Beach — touting the community as its “most pandemic-ready” to date and a glimpse of what […]

Architecture Firm Behind Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium Makes Senior Living Play with D2

Senior housing architecture and design specialists D2 Architecture announced that the firm is joining HKS, a global architecture and design firm headquartered in Dallas. D2 is also based in Dallas. The deal is one more signal that the future of senior housing will be shaped by companies with worldwide reach and significant resources. HKS’ most […]

Mather CEO: We Adapted $475M Highrise Project to Pandemic, Are 70% Pre-Sold

Mather was not planning for a global pandemic when the organization embarked on the creation of a $475 million-plus life plan community near Washington, D.C. But after Covid-19 struck, Mather listened to consumers, adapted the project design and reached the 70% pre-sold mark in September. That’s three months ahead of the schedule that was set […]

Why Innovations in Co-Housing Create Threats, Opportunities for Senior Living Providers

Co-living is not a new concept as an option for older adults — the classic series The Golden Girls brought a co-living arrangement to life on people’s television sets in the 1980s and 1990s. But innovations in co-living are dovetailing with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has aging baby boomers looking for alternatives to traditional, communal […]