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Best 55+ Design of 2020: Senior Housing Meets High-End Club at Isakson Community

Peachtree Hills Place doesn’t just resemble a high-end, exclusive club — it also includes one. Located on the campus of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in the Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead, Peachtree Hills Place caters to older adults who want to downsize and desire the security of senior housing, but still want to own […]

Best Memory Care Design of 2020: Small House Principles with Regional Flair

Standing at two stories with latticed windows and clad in shingles, Duxbury House at the Village might fit in on any residential street in New England. Part of the Village at Duxbury continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the memory care center gives residents a homelike environment with sunny common spaces, an open-plan […]

Best Affordable Design of 2020: $16M Casa Indiana Brings Neighborhood Culture Into Eco-Friendly Building

The Fairhill neighborhood of Philadelphia dates back to the City of Brotherly Love’s founding, but it has changed a lot over the years — and a recently opened senior living community reflects the neighborhood’s culture while also meeting its current needs. In the 1950s, Fairhill became home to African Americans and Hispanic Americans, mainly Puerto […]

Best Repositioning of 2020: Space Needle Architect’s CCRC Design Gets $57M Modernization

Nestled in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood is a 10-story continuing care retirement community that, until a couple years ago, was on the brink of obsolescence. Built in 1960, Bayview’s interior and exterior looked extremely dated, compared to newer senior housing communities that opened in recent years. Eventually, the community’s board of directors recognized that a […]

Best CCRC Design of 2020: Generations Mix on World’s Largest College Campus

The Spires at Berry College has a claim to fame, being located on the world’s largest college campus. And the recently opened continuing care retirement community (CCRC) makes the most of its location by integrating seamlessly with its picturesque surroundings and the neighboring school. Laurie Steber could tell that the community was going to be […]

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 ( Communities across the country and globe submitted new construction and renovation projects this year, vying for top honors across 10 categories: 55+, […]