Senior Housing News (SHN) annual senior housing architecture and design competition gives owners, operators, developers, architects and designers an opportunity to showcase their newly constructed and renovated communities to the SHN audience and the world. Each community that is entered is judged by a group of experienced senior living professionals including architects, designers and more with a breadth of experience, expertise and knowledge of the industry.
The competition categories:
The 55+ Master Planned category should include development projects for 55+ communities that are single family dwelling, condominium or townhome projects for purchase (non-rental).
The active adult category includes all rental senior housing or senior apartments that do not have a commercial kitchen component.
The affordable housing category should include entries that take into account local definitions of low-to-moderate income housing programs as well as projects that are specifically developed to lower the costs of construction and land acquisition to drive the monthly rental costs as low as possible.
The assisted living category will consist of entries as few as 12 beds and can be part of a larger community or campus. Entries that have a combination of assisted living and memory care in the same building should enter this category.
The independent living category includes all rental senior housing or senior apartments. Entrants in this category must have a commercial kitchen component.
This category can include any project outside of the United States and in any particular sub-category for consideration.
Life Plan / CCRC community entries must include the full continuum of care with a skilled nursing component on-site.
The renovation/repositioning category should focus on one particular part of the continuum and include a variety of before and after pictures showing the transformation of the prior space into the new space.
The skilled nursing facility (SNF) / post-acute care category may include stand-alone projects as well as SNFs that maybe part of a CCRC or other campus.
The stand-alone memory care category should be exclusively a memory care project and not include assisted living or any other part of the continuum. The stand-alone memory care may be part of a campus but must be its own physical plant.