ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The November/December 2013 issue of Senior Living Executive, the flagship magazine of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), highlights some of the most cutting-edge and creative architecture, interiors, and outdoor spaces found in senior living communities today. The annual Senior Living By Design Awards program showcases diverse projects that marry innovative design with functionality and beauty, honor resident choice, and promote independence. In its second year, the competition reflects the changing consumer lifestyle preferences of seniors and their families.
Judges Zhipeng Lu Ph.D, Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, and Victor Regnier, Professor of Architecture and Gerontology, University of Southern California, School of Architecture —both well-known experts in senior living design—chose seven senior living residences for special honors:
- Grand Award: The Retreat at Buffalo Hill, Kalispell, MT, designed by AG Architecture, Wauwatosa, WI
- Award of Excellence: Cohen Rosen House, Rockville, MD, designed by THW Design, Atlanta, GA
- Award of Excellence: Haven Hospice Custead Care Center, Orange Park, FL, designed by AG Architecture, Wauwatosa, WI
- Award of Excellence: The Stayton at Museum Way, Fort Worth, TX, designed by D2 Architecture, Dallas, TX
- Citation: Bloom at Belfair, Bluffton, SC, designed by Architects Plus, Cincinnati, OH
- Citation: Windsor House, Evans, GA, designed by Noelker and Hull Associates, Chambersburg, PA
- Citation: The Palace at Coral Gables, Coral Gables, FL, designed by Fullerton Group Architects, Coral Gables, FL
Other residences featured in the awards competition include Windsor House, Evans, GA, designed by Noelker and Hull; The Palace at Coral Gables, Coral Gables, FL, designed by Fullerton Group; Allegro Jupiter, Jupiter, FL, designed by PQH Architects; Arbor Oaks at Crestview, Bryan, TX, designed by PRDG; Brandywine Senior Living at Voorhees, Voorhees, NJ, designed by Meyer Design Inc.; Desert Springs Gracious Retirement Living, Oro Valley, AZ, designed by Lenity Architecture; Homewood at Williamsport, Williamsport, MD, designed by Noelker and Hull; The Lantern at Lenoir City, Lenoir City, TN, designed by Neuhoff Taylor; The Solana at Vintage Park, Houston, TX, designed by studioSIX5/PRDG; Sun Prairie, WI, Lighthouse of Sun Prairie, designed by Mohagen Hansen; Providence Independence at Wildwood, Wildwood, FL, designed by Forum Architecture; Rio Grande Gracious Retirement Living, Rio Rancho, NM, designed by Lenity Architecture; Selfhelp KVII, Flushing, NY, designed by IBI Group - Gruzen Samton; Silverado Senior Living at Onion Creek, Austin, TX, designed by Pi Architects; Smith Crossing, Orland Park, IL, designed by AG Architecture; Sterling Estates of East Cobb, Marietta, GA, designed by THW Design; Solana Olney, Olney, MD, designed by Mosaic Design Studio; Wellbrooke of Wabash, Wabash, IN, designed by American Structure- point Inc.; and Wellbrooke at Westfield, Westfield, IN, designed by American Structure- point Inc.
ALFA’s magazine, Senior Living Executive, is published six times per year and circulated to approximately 25,000 executives serving senior living. Read the complete Senior Living By Design Awards coverage at www.alfapublications.org. Visit www.alfa.org/seniorlivingbydesign to learn more.
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ALFA is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, ALFA has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. ALFA’s programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. Visit ALFA’s website at www.alfa.org.