Old Psych Hospitals Are Becoming Vibrant Mixed-Use Sites with Senior Living

As developers seek to adapt offices, hotels, schools and commercial buildings into senior housing projects, one unlikely property type holds newfound appeal: former psychiatric hospitals. Across the U.S., a handful of senior living providers have opened or are building communities in mixed-use sites that once held asylums or similar institutions. Examples include Cordia at Grand […]

From Afterthought to Main Event: Why Senior Living is Going Bigger, Bolder on Outdoor Spaces

Senior living providers across the U.S. are reimagining the traditional outdoor amenity space — and in the process, sometimes shifting away from the typical real estate formula for maximizing investor returns. But there may be good reason for doing so. While outdoor amenity spaces don’t generate revenue like an occupied unit, they deserve much more […]

Arch. & Design Awards New Category Preview – 55+

The 2019 SHN Architecture & Design Awards is currently accepting entries in 10 categories, including designs for 55+ master plan communities from across the country. This event, now in its seventh year, draws interest from around the United States and world. Entries for the program are open now through October 31. Nominees will be announced […]

Arch. & Design Awards Category Preview – Affordable

The 2019 SHN Architecture & Design Awards is currently accepting entries in 10 categories, including designs for affordable senior housing projects from across the country. Interest in the affordable category continues to grow as owners, operators, developers and investors are looking at solutions to better serve the low to moderate income demographic. See some of […]

2019 Architecture & Design Awards – Entries Now Open

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 […]

New Active Adult Communities Adopt Modern, Flexible Designs

Active adult communities with a range of unit types, flexible common spaces and a range of services or convenience offerings are finding appeal among prospective residents. The age-restricted and rental active adult sectors are seeing a surge of interest from prospective residents and investors alike. This has helped spur new development of the product type […]

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. […]