2019 Architecture & Design Awards – Enter Today

Senior Housing News (SHN) has officially launched the 2019 Architecture & Design Awards sponsored exclusively by Kwalu. This event, now in its seventh year, draws interest from around the United States and world from owners, operators, developers, architects, interior designers and industry professionals that are engaged in creating the future of senior housing. The competition […]

Costs Should Not Stop Certification of Eco-Friendly Senior Living Buildings

With the exception of affordable senior housing communities, the senior living industry has been slow to pursue sustainable building certifications such as LEED. This lag is happening in large part due to financial considerations but could be short-sighted, given changes in building codes and consumer expectations. State and local building codes across the country are […]

4 Characteristics of Standout Senior Living Designs

The pressure to meet local market demands while standing out from the senior living competition is becoming ever greater, leading to more diverse and dynamic building designs. Still, creating exceptionally innovative and impressive projects is a big challenge. The buildings that have succeeded can be valuable guides and inspirations for others. This just one reason […]

Entries Open July 1 – Architecture and Design Awards

Senior Housing News (SHN) is excited to officially announce the 2019 Architecture & Design Awards sponsored exclusively by Kwalu. This event, now in its seventh year, draws interest from around the United States and world from owners, operators, developers, architects, interior designers and industry professionals that are engaged in creating the future of senior housing. […]

Entries Open July 1 – Architecture and Design Awards

Senior Housing News (SHN) is excited to officially announce the 2019 Architecture & Design Awards sponsored exclusively by Kwalu. This event, now in its seventh year, draws interest from around the United States and world from owners, operators, developers, architects, interior designers and industry professionals that are engaged in creating the future of senior housing. […]

Confessions of an Interior Designer: Every Senior Living Project Going Over Budget

“With today’s construction costs, we are seeing every project exceed their projections.” These words are from a senior living interior designer, who connected with Senior Housing News for this installment of “Confessions.” The goal of this series is to share candid perspectives that might be hard — but helpful — for readers to hear. To […]

Vincentian Invests in Smart Tech to Serve Middle Market, Meet Resident Expectations

When leaders with non-profit Vincentian Collaborative System began conceiving a new 91-unit independent living community, they did the math on smart tech and realized that sooner is better. The community Terrace Place, which opened April 1 in the Pittsburgh suburb of North Hills, is a $19-million project, with a smart technology offering that cost between […]

Amid Fierce Competition, Senior Living Communities Must Wow Prospects Quickly

With shiny new supply flooding various markets around the country, senior living communities must make a good first impression on prospective residents, or they will quickly lose customers to the competition. In this environment, providers are wise to invest in stellar model units and to focus on reception and common areas that prospects first encounter. […]

Senior Housing Architect Dillard Sees Active Adult Eclipsing Assisted Living Activity

With building activity slowing down in assisted living and memory care, there is a push to create more active adult and affordable senior housing. That’s according to David Dillard, principal with D2 Architecture, a firm that specializes in senior living. Following years of more intense activity, the landscape has shifted, Dillard told Senior Housing News […]