Winners Announced for the 2021 Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Awards

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Communities Receive Top Honors in 9th Annual Awards Competition

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SHNA’s showcase of best-in-class builds has yet again set a new precedent for senior living facilities as the industry shifts and new demographics flood the market.

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce the winners of the 9th annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards (

Communities across the country and globe submitted new construction and renovation projects this year, vying for top honors across 12 categories: Active Adult, Affordable Housing, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Community/Life Plan Community, CCRC/LPC Lite, Hospice, Independent Living, International, Renovation/Repositioning, Skilled Nursing/Post-Acute Care, Small Footprint, and Stand-alone Memory Care.

“This year’s winning entries are a look at the future of senior living architecture and design,” said George Yedinak, founder of Senior Housing News. “SHNA’s showcase of best-in-class builds has yet again set a new precedent for senior living facilities as the industry shifts and new demographics flood the market.”

Introducing the 2021 Winners by category:

Active Adult

  • Winner: Presidium at Edgestone - Frisco, TX
  • Second Place: Madonna Manor Independent Living - Villa Hills, KY

Affordable Senior Housing

  • Winner: River Parkway Senior Apartments - Wauwatosa, WI
  • Second Place: Ravenswood Senior Living - Chicago, IL
  • Third Place: Line Lofts Apartments - Indianapolis, IN

Assisted Living

  • Winner: Inspīr Carnegie Hill - New York, NY
  • Second Place: The Sheridan at River Forest - River Forest, IL
  • Third Place: Balfour at Longmont - Longmont, CO


  • Winner: Mirabella ASU - Tempe, AZ
  • Second Place: The Glen at Scripps Ranch - San Diego, CA
  • Third Place: Legacy Midtown Park - Dallas, TX


  • Winner: The Holbrook of Woodstock - Woodstock, GA
  • Second Place: Viamonte at Walnut Creek - Walnut Creek, CA
  • Third Place: Siena Lakes - Naples, FL


  • Winner: The Calcutta House - Lafayette, LA
  • Second Place: Gilchrist Center Baltimore - Baltimore, MD
  • Third Place: Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care - Joliet, IL

Independent Living

  • Winner: Sagewood - Phoenix, AZ
  • Second Place: Vista West - Madison, WI
  • Third Place: Fountainwood at Lake Houston - Atascocita, TX


  • Winner: Melrose Manor - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Second Place: Aster Gardens - Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Third Place: Taikang Community Daqinggu - Hangzhou, China

Renovation / Repositioning

  • Winner: The Watermark at Westwood - Los Angeles, CA
  • Second Place: Southminster - Charlotte, NC
  • Third Place: Cedarfield - Richmond, VA

Skilled Nursing / Post Acute Care

  • Winner: Michigan Veterans Home at Chesterfield Township - Chesterfield Township, MI
  • Second Place: Village on the Green Resident Care Center - Longwood, FL
  • Third Place: Ignite Medical Resorts McHenry - McHenry, IL

Small Footprint

  • Winner: The Courtyards at Lowman - Chapin, SC
  • Second Place: Cedar Living at Mayfield Heights - Mayfield Heights, OH
  • Third Place: The Rehab Cottage at Bethel - Evansville, IN

Stand-Alone Memory Care

  • Winner: Sage Oak of Lake Charles - Lake Charles, LA
  • Second Place: Serra Sol - San Juan Capistrano, CA

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, Home Health Care News, Skilled Nursing News, Hospice News, and Behavioral Health Business.

Senior Housing News (SHN) is the leading independent source for news and information covering senior housing and senior living. With a global reach of 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 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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