Announcing the Nominees for the 2021 Architecture & Design Awards – Senior Housing News

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is excited to announce more than 90 entries have been submitted to 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.

“These nominations represent the spirit of innovation and cutting-edge design from around the United States and world,” said George Yedinak, founder of Senior Housing News. “Owners, operators and developers in senior housing and care have continued to push the boundaries of architecture and design amidst the most adverse circumstances the industry has seen, and we are excited to showcase what they’ve been working on.”

A panel of 17 industry experts will judge the projects, evaluating nominees based on design and aesthetic criteria. Not only will judges analyze design elements such as color, light, and landscape architecture, 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 on December 15, 2021.

Introducing the 2021 Nominees (in alphabetical order):

Active Adult

Madonna Manor Independent Living – Villa Hills, KY

Presidium at Edgestone – Frisco, TX

Affordable Senior Housing

Line Lofts Apartments – Indianapolis, IN

Ravenswood Senior Living – Chicago, IL

River Parkway Senior Apartments – Wauwatosa, WI

Assisted Living

Aegis Living Bellevue Overlake – Bellevue, WA

American House St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg, FL

Aster Gardens – Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

Avanti of Peoria – Peoria, AZ

Balfour at Longmont – Longmont, CO

Brightview Grosvenor – North Bethesda, MD

Grand Living at Tower Place – West Des Moines, IA

HarborChase of Stuart – Stuart, FL

Inspīr Carnegie Hill – New York, NY

La Marea Senior Living – Carlsbad, CA

Modena Cherry Creek – Denver, CO

Panorama – Lacey, WA

Sage Oak of Lake Charles – Lake Charles, LA

The Providence of Fairfax – Fairfax, VA

The Seneca of Rockville – Rockville, MD

The Sheridan at River Forest – River Forest, IL

The Watermark at Napa Valley – Napa, CA


Abbey Delray Senior Living – Delray Beach, FL

Astral at Auburn – Auburn, IN

Blue Heron Senior Living – Wesley Chapel, Florida

Friendship Village of Bloomington – Bloomington, MN

Legacy Midtown Park – Dallas, TX

Mirabella ASU – Tempe, AZ

The Delaney of Bridgewater – Bridgewater Township, NJ

The Glen at Scripps Ranch – San Diego, CA

The Vista at Christian Health – Wyckoff, NJ


Anthology of King of Prussia – King of Prussia, PA

Arcadia at Limerick Pointe – Limerick, PA

Aspire Senior Living Oshkosh – Oshkosh, WI

Brightview Fair Oaks – Fairfax, VA

Fleming Farms Senior Living – Huntsville, AL

Siena Lakes – Naples, FL

The Holbrook of Woodstock – Woodstock, GA

The Sheridan at Oak Brook – Oak Brook, IL

Viamonte at Walnut Creek – Walnut Creek, CA

Vitalia Senior Residences of Solon – Shaker Heights, OH

Watercrest Sarasota – Sarasota, FL

WellQuest of Granite Bay – Granite Bay, CA

Woodland Terrace of Danville – Danville, IN


Gilchrist Center Baltimore – Baltimore, MD

Hospice Home Care – Little Rock, AR

Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care – Joliet, IL

The Calcutta House – Lafayette, LA

Independent Living

American Groves – Gilbert, AZ

Burcham Hills – East Lansing, MI

Covenant Living of Cromwell – Cromwell, CT

Fountainwood at Lake Houston – Atascocita, TX

Ovation Sienna Hill – Washington, UT

Revel Issaquah – Issaquah, WA

Sagewood – Phoenix, AZ

The Landing at Augusta Woods – Spring, TX

The Lodge at Truitt Homestead – Rehoboth Beach, DE

The Sheridan at Oak Brook – Oak Brook, IL

Vista West – Madison, WI

Wind Crest Senior Living – Highlands Ranch, CO


Aster Gardens – Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

Melrose Manor – Johannesburg, South Africa

Taikang Community Daqinggu – Hangzhou, China

Renovation / Repositioning

Addington Place of Roswell – Roswell, GA

Alta Vista Senior Living – Vista, CA

Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh – Naples, FL

Brookhaven At Lexington – Lexington, MA

Cedarfield – Richmond, VA

Croasdaile Village – Durham, NC

Fleet Landing – Atlantic Beach, FL

John Knox Village – Pompano Beach, FL

Laurel Circle – Bridgewater Township, NJ

Martin Avenue Apartments – Naperville, IL

Melrose Manor – Johannesburg, South Africa

Meridian at Laguna Hills – Laguna Hills, CA

Pacifica Senior Living Northridge – Los Angeles, CA

Pacifica Senior Living Santa Clarita – Newhall, CA

Pacifica Senior Living Sunrise – Sunrise, FL

Pacifica Senior Living Vista – Vista, CA

Parkside Senior Apartments – San Diego, CA

Scottsdale Village Square – Scottsdale, AZ

Southminster – Charlotte, NC

Sun City Kanagawa – Kanagawa, Japan

The Watermark at Westwood – Los Angeles, CA

Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute Care

Grand River Health Care Center – Rifle, CO

Ignite Medical Resorts McHenry – McHenry, IL

Michigan Veterans Home at Chesterfield Township – Chesterfield Township, MI

Village on the Green Resident Care Center – Longwood, FL

Small Footprint

Cedar Living at Mayfield Heights – Mayfield Heights, OH

The Courtyards at Lowman – Chapin, SC

The Rehab Cottage at Bethel – Evansville, IN

Stand-alone Memory Care

Sage Oak of Lake Charles – Lake Charles, LA

Serra Sol – San Juan Capistrano, CA

About Aging Media Network / Senior Housing News

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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.