2018 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards Accepting Submissions

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Senior living owners, operators, developers, architects, design professionals and students can now submit their entries for the 2018 SHN Architecture and Design Awards.

2018 Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards

2018 Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards

“The SHN Architecture & Design Awards attract an incredibly diverse group of owners, operators, developers and professionals that bring innovation and inspiration to senior living,” said George Yedinak, co-founder and executive vice president of Aging Media.

Senior Housing News (SHN) is pleased to announce the official start of the 2018 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. The Awards recognize excellence by celebrating construction and renovation projects that improve the lives of seniors through innovative design.

Participants have until October 31, 2018, to submit their entries that will be judged by a panel of senior living industry experts. Entries will be evaluated on several criteria, including design, aesthetics, community integration, amenities and lifestyle enrichment.

Senior housing owners, operators, developers, architects and design firms from around the world are encouraged to submit their entries to compete in eight professional and two student categories.

“The SHN Architecture & Design Awards attract an incredibly diverse group of owners, operators, developers and professionals that bring innovation and inspiration to senior living,” said George Yedinak, co-founder and executive vice president of Aging Media Network. “Every year, the competition has grown and the quality of applicants continues to astound from small operators to regional and national players.”

Each year, more than 80 organizations enter their communities in the SHN Architecture & Design Awards and are recognized for their unique approaches to senior living design.

As part of the 2018 Architecture & Design Awards program, the event website has been updated this year to create a better viewing experience and showcase high-resolution images that tell the stories of the nominees and winners.

The 2018 competition is exclusively sponsored by Kwalu, a provider of senior living furniture solutions to communities across the United States.

The categories for the 2018 SHN Architecture & Design Awards are:

Independent Living (Rental)
Assisted Living
Skilled Nursing/Post-Acute Care
Life Plan/Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Renovation/Repositioning
Stand-Alone Memory Care
Affordable Housing
International (Communities Outside the United States)
Student Exhibition — Architectural Design
Student Exhibition — Interior Design

For more information about the SHN 2018 Architecture & Design Awards program and to view the winners and nominees from previous years, please visit https://www.shnawards.com.

About the SHN Architecture & Design Awards

The Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards recognize cutting-edge design, excellence and innovation in senior living. Returning for its sixth year, the annual awards contest celebrates unique projects and companies that are improving the lives of seniors through innovative design. Visit https://www.shnawards.com for more information about this year's contest, and to view past winners.

About Aging Media Network / Senior Housing News

Aging Media Network is a digital media company based in Chicago, Illinois, and is the publisher of Senior Housing News, Skilled Nursing News, Reverse Mortgage Daily and Home Health Care News.

Senior Housing News 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 http://www.seniorhousingnews.com 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, 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.

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