Best Independent Living Design 2017: Picturesque Pennsylvania Views

When Willow Valley Communities, a non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, finished work on a sizable independent living project last summer, it added an array of upscale amenities for its roughly 2,300 residents. But one of the most celebrated amenities was also one that stood far above the rest—literally. As part of the new development—which includes […]

Best Affordable Housing Design 2017: Loft Living in the Rust Belt

In 1919, the A.S. Kreider Shoe Company moved into a newly built, 64,000-square-foot factory. Throughout the years, the large brick building in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, has served as the home of Lebanon Dress Company, Hermann Handkerchief, and, now, Kreider Commons, the 2017 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Award winner in the “Best Affordable Housing” category. Recently, […]

Best Post-Acute Care Design 2016: Rehab Meets Country Club

After a hospital visit, the transition to recovery sometimes involves more rehab before returning home. To serve this need, state-of-the-art post-acute care facilities are taking cues from the hotel industry to create a rehab experience that feels less like an institution and more like a vacation. The hotel-like feeling is one of the goals of many […]

Best Student Design 2016: A Futuristic But Realistic Senior Living Community

To paraphrase the late, great Whitney Houston: “Today’s architecture students are senior housing’s future.” And, if the winning Student Exhibition entry in the 2016 Senior Housing News Design Awards is any indication, the future of senior housing design is research-driven, centrally located and cutting-edge. This year’s winner was the brainchild of Willie Johnson, Kailey Smith, […]

Best of Independent Living Design 2016: Creating an Urban ‘Wow’ Factor

Overture Plano isn’t your grandma’s senior housing community. “Hip,” “young” and “actually really livable” are all apt ways to describe the 2016 Senior Housing News Design Award winner for Best Independent Living, according to people close to the project. The 169-unit community in Plano, Texas, was designed to attract active adults 55 years old and older—and […]

Announcing the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards Winners 2016

More than 80 organizations compete for top honors in the 2016 SHN Architecture & Design Awards. Senior Housing News is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Senior living communities nationwide submitted their communities for consideration in the fourth annual SHN Awards, a contest that recognizes excellence […]

Announcing the 2016 Architecture & Design Awards Nominees

Senior Housing News is pleased to announce the nominees for consideration in the 2016 Architecture & Design Awards, sponsored exclusively by senior living furniture provider Kwalu. More than 80 communities nationwide submitted their new construction and renovation projects for consideration in this year’s contest, sponsored exclusively by senior living furniture provider Kwalu. They’re vying for […]

Last Chance: Awards Submissions Close Monday

Does your community have what it takes? Now is the time to find out. Monday is the last chance to enter your community in the 2016 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. This highly-anticipated awards competition returns for the fourth year to recognize cutting-edge design, excellence and quality in senior living for 2016. Visit […]

Last Chance to Apply—Design Awards Deadline Extended

If you have yet to nominate your community for the 2016 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, we have good news—due to overwhelming demand, we’ve extended the deadline through the weekend to Monday, November 14 5:00pm EST. Don’t miss your chance to win. Download the Hottest Architecture & Design Trends in Senior Living Report for […]