Senior Housing News Announces 2017 Architecture and Design Awards Nominees

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More than 80 senior living communities will be considered for cutting-edge design in new construction and renovation.

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The SHN Architecture & Design Awards always draws in some of the most exciting projects in senior housing from across the U.S. and around the world.

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce the nominees for the fifth-annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards.

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. The entrants are vying for top honors across 10 categories this year: Affordable, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Independent Living, International, Renovation / Repositioning, Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute Care, Stand Alone Memory Care, and Student Exhibition (Architecture) and Student Exhibition (Interior Design).

"The SHN Architecture & Design Awards always draws in some of the most exciting projects in senior housing from across the U.S. and around the world. The senior living owners, operators and developers that work with the architects and designers are bringing buildings to life," said George Yedinak, founder of Senior Housing News.

Projects will be judged by a panel of industry experts who will evaluate nominees based on design and aesthetic criteria. Not only will judges analyze design elements such as color, light and landscape architecture, but they will also consider community functionality by analyzing key features that are critical to property type, such as universal design techniques. Winners will be announced December 12, 2017.

"Kwalu is thrilled to once again support the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards that showcases excellence and innovation in senior living design. Each year the competition highlights the stories and images of these communities and the professionals that put these projects together and the entries this year are spectacular. The design and architecture professionals continue to elevate the industry with their thoughtful work to help older adults live better," said Kwalu CEO Michael Zusman. Kwalu is the exclusive sponsor of the 2017 SHN Architecture & Design Awards.

Introducing the 2017 nominees:

Forest Village Estates - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Kreider Commons - Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Assisted Living
Aegis Gardens of Newcastle - Newcastle, Washington
American House Coconut Point - Estero, Florida
Atria at Foster Square - Foster City, California
Azpira Place of Lake Zurich - Lake Zurich, Illinois
Balfour at Stapleton - Denver, Colorado
Belmont Village Albany - Oakland, California
Caliche Senior Living - Casa Grande, Arizona
Elan Santa Monica - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Grandbrier of Prospect Heights - Prospect Heights, Illinois
Harborchase of Palm Beach Gardens - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Heartis Clear Lake - Webster, Texas
Maple Woods Cottages - Holland, Michigan
Morningstar of Fountain Hills - Fountain Hills, Arizona
Palmview at Gulf Coast Village - Cape Coral, Florida
Primrose Retirement of Rogers - Rogers, Arkansas
Sapphire at Emerald Court - Anaheim, California
Stonecrest of Town & Country - Dallas, Texas
Summit at Sunland Springs - Mesa, Arizona
The Sheridan at Chesterfield - Chesterfield, Missouri
The Sheridan at Mason - Mason, Ohio
The Sheridan at Overland Park - Overland Park, Kansas
The Sheridan at Windermere - Windermere, Florida
Hacienda Homes at The Hacienda at the River - Tucson, Arizona
Watercrest of San Jose - Jacksonville, Florida

All Saints Neighborhood - Madison, Wisconsin
Aspire Senior Living - Kimberly, Wisconsin
Christian Care Senior Living Community - Allen - Allen, Texas
Generations at Ahwatukee - Phoenix, Arizona
Lantern Hill Retirement Community - New Providence, New Jersey
Morningstar at Ridgegate - Lone Tree, Colorado
Park Springs - Stone Mountain, Georgia
The Sheridan of Green Oaks - Lake Bluff, Illinois
Timber Ridge at Talus - Issaquah, Washington
Village at Belmar - Lakewood, Colorado
Woodland Terrace of Carmel - Carmel, Indiana

Independent Living
American House Bonita Springs Phase III - Bonita Springs, Florida
Grand Living at Lake Lorraine - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Homewood at Willow Ponds - Frederick, Maryland
Merrill Gardens at Rockridge - Oakland, California
One Wingate Way - Needham, Massachusetts
Somerby Sandy Springs - Atlanta, Georgia
The Gallery at Otterbein - Lebanon, Ohio
Village Pointe Commons - Grafton, Wisconsin
Williams Place - Davidson, North Carolina
Willow Valley Manor - Providence Park - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Amica at Edgemont Village - North Vancouver, British Columbia
Bethanie Gwelup - Perth, Western Australia
Maison Senior Living - West Vancouver, British Columbia
Sun City Kobe Tower - Kobe, Japan

Attiva Park Active Living by Cortland - Fort Worth, Texas
Five Star Premier Residences of Dallas - Dallas, Texas
Kingswood Senior Living Community - Kansas City, Missouri
La Loma Village - Litchfield Park, Arizona
Legend Gardens - Palm Desert, California
Linden Park - Baltimore, Maryland
Lutheran Home - Olson Pavilion - MyRehab Center - Arlington Heights, Illinois
Marquardt Village Towne Center + Park Terrace - Watertown, Wisconsin
Renaissance Senior Living - Tampa, Florida
Seasons - Cincinnati, Ohio
The Burnham Family Memory Care Residence At Avery Heights - Hartford, Connecticut
The Cafe at Edenwald - Towson, Maryland

Skilled Nursing/Post Acute Care
Adora Midtown Park Transitional Care Community - Dallas, Texas
Buffalo Crossings Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center - The Villages, Florida
Goodwin House - Alexandria, Virginia
Luther Manor - Asbury - Dubuque, Iowa
Spanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites - Albuquerque, New Mexico
SPJST Senior Living Community - Taylor, Texas
Tampa Lakes Health & Rehabilitation Center - Lutz, Florida
The Springs at the Hacienda at the River - Tucson, Arizona
The Woodlands at John Knox Village - Pompano Beach, Florida

Stand Alone Memory Care
Autumn Leaves of Windward - Alpharetta, Georgia
Generations at Ahwatukee - Phoenix, Arizona
Mill Hill Residence - West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Primrose Retirement of Anderson Memory Care - Anderson, Indiana
Rocky Mountain Assisted Living @ 44th Avenue - Wheat Ridge, Colorado
The Mooring on Foreside - Cumberland Foreside, Maine
The Sheridan at Creve Coeur - Creve Coeur, Missouri

Student Exhibition: Architecture
Chian Ying Xuan - University of Sheffield
Cole, Mong, Rakowski, Samp - University of Kansas
Galante, Gutierrez, Hanono, Hernandez - Westhill University
Silvia Jimenez - Westhill University
Tackes, Weiland, Weber, Reed - University of Kansas
Yasmin Badawi - University of Kansas

For more information about the awards and this year's nominees, visit

About Aging Media Network / Senior Housing News
Aging Media Network is an innovative publishing company based in Chicago, Illinois and is the publisher of Senior Housing News, Reverse Mortgage Daily, Home Health Care News and Skilled Nursing News.

Senior Housing News (SHN) is the leading independent source for news and information covering senior housing and senior living. With a global reach of more than 30,000 industry professionals, SHN's audience includes senior housing operators, developers, banking institutions, real estate investment trusts, private equity and service providers catering to the industry. Visit for more information.

About Kwalu
Kwalu is the leading provider of furniture to senior living in the U.S. Its products are Designed to Last® and will continue to look like new, year after year – which is so important right now, given the trend of residents' rising acuity levels and the resultant ongoing beating the furniture takes from walkers and wheelchairs and the like.
When attracting new residents and maintaining high satisfaction levels for existing residents is important, Kwalu's senior living furniture can make the difference.

About the SHN Architecture & Design Awards
The Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards recognize cutting-edge design, excellence and innovation in senior living. The annual awards contest celebrates unique projects and companies that are improving the lives of seniors through innovative design. Visit for more information about this year's contest, as well as past winners.

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