Judges

We chose only the best of experts from the senior living industry to recognize cutting-edge design, excellence and innovation in senior living. Let’s meet the group!

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Jeff Anderzhon, FAIA

Senior Planning & Design Architect
Eppstein Uhen Architects

Jeff is Senior Planning & Design Architect with Des Moines-based Eppstein Uhen. He is a frequent lecturer and presenter at national and international conferences on aging, and has authored numerous articles and publications on enhancing the quality of life and care for the elderly. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Elisabeth Borden

President & Principal
Highland Group

Elisabeth is the President & Principal at the Colorado-based Highland Group, which leverages data and market insights to help its partners meet the housing and care needs of the aging population. Elisabeth earned her BA from the University of Kansas where she majored in psychology and sociology, she also holds a Masters from the University of North Texas Center for Studies in Aging. 

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Dan Cinelli, FAIA

Principal & Executive Director
Perkins Eastman

Dan is the Managing Principal & Executive Director of D.C. based Perkins Eastman. He is one of the lead principals in the firm’s international senior living practice area. Cinelli has more than 36 years of hands-on experience in the field and is recognized as a leader in the area of design and planning for senior living. Dan earned his BS in architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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David Dillard, FAIA

Principal
D2 Architecture

David Dillard is a Principal for Dallas-based D2 Architecture. David is a frequent panelist and presenter at industry forums and conventions including Leading Age, AIA, ULI, APA, and Environments for Aging. David holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.

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John Cronin, AIA

Principal
AG Architecture

John Cronin is a Principal for AG Architecture located in the greater Milwaukee area. John holds a BS in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas.

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Dean Maddalena, AIA, NCARB, IIDA, ASID

President
StudioSIX5

Dean Maddalena is President of StudioSIX5, a licensed architect, and a member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB, IIDA and ASID. Dean has dedicated a large part of his 32-year career to the research and design of senior living environments. Dean has worked in all facets of senior design and for all levels of care throughout the United States. Dean holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Masters in architecture from the University of Michigan.

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Ward Isaacson

President
Pope Architects

Ward Isaacson is a Principal with Pope Architects, in charge of the firm’s housing practice, Ward applies experiences from his 30-year architecture career to create environments that enhance the lives of people residing in the spaces. Ward holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Iowa State University. 

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Eric Krull

Principal and Executive Vice President
THW Design

Eric Krull is a Principal and Executive Director of THW Design. Eric has worked more than 50 national senior living organizations, associations and development groups throughout his 25 year career. Eric is a frequent presenter and panelist at national, regional, and state association meetings regarding design awareness for senior living environments.

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Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP

Principal
KTGY Architecture

Manny Gonzalez is the managing principal for KTGY’s Los Angeles office. He is responsible for the design, land planning and production of residential and mixed-use developments throughout the United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California-Berkeley and earned his masters in architecture from the University of Southern California.

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LuAnn Holec, FASID, NCIDQ, CID

Principal
Thoma-Holec Design

LuAnn’s passion for senior living interior design inspired her to launch a company exclusively dedicated to improving the quality of life for the aging population. LuAnn has over 25 years of experience in the senior living interior design space. Before founding Thoma-Holec Design, LuAnn held senior roles at MGA Interiors, Arizona AFLA and Leading Age. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a certificate in gerontology from Arizona State University.

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Chris Frommell, AIA

Managing Partner
Direct Supply Aptura

Chris Frommell is a Managing Partner at the Milwaukee-based Aptura, Direct Supply Inc. Chris holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in architectural studies from the University of Illinois.

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Shannon Drake, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate
Perkins Eastman

Shannon Drake is a senior associate and designer at Perkins Eastman. He has a passion for designing senior living project types; working on facilities such as the Branchlands Assisted Living and the Southminster Retirement Community. Shannon holds a professional degree in architecture from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín.

Steven R. Levin

Senior Vice President
Omega Healthcare Investors

Steven Levin is the Senior Vice President of  Real Estate at Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc . He has been involved in real estate development, design, and construction for 40 years, working on senior living communities and campuses in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York. Steven is currently responsible for the development and construction of a high rise senior living tower in the Upper East Side of Manhattan Mr. Levin attended Bentley College and The Boston Architectural Center.

Thomas C. Levi

President
Levi + Wong Design Associates

Thomas Levi is an Architect and Urban Designer with over 40 years of experience in design and planning. He currently serves as the Senior Principal-in-Charge of all healthcare and senior living projects in Levi + Wong Design Associates Portfolio. Thomas speaks nationally on Patient Centered Care, the Continuum of Care, technology integration with all levels of care, and the use of Virtual Design/BIM in the design and client communication processes.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from North Dakota State University and a masters of architecture in urban design from Harvard University.