EFA Design Champions Nominations!

Environments for Aging‘s annual EFA Design Champions awards honor those who are working to introduce design solutions that make a meaningful improvement in the lives of residents, staff, and/or the greater community.

Nominations for the 2024 awards are now closed. Look for information on the next nomination process in early 2025.

The program looks specifically for contributions made to the design of senior living environments within the past two years (2022-2024) and requires details that support how those contributions are representative of a mission to evolve and improve this sector.

Nominees may include architects, interior designers, providers, owner/operators, community staff/caregivers, engineers, construction professionals, researchers, academics, etc.—anyone directly involved in the design of a senior living environment.


Related work should be in settings such as skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation, hospice, independent living, and 55+ housing, with considerations made for senior-specific solutions created in acute and post-acute care facilities. This program celebrates the accomplishments of individuals; however, one team award may be considered.

The 2024 winners will be recognized in special editorial coverage appearing in the fall issue of Environments for Aging and celebrated during an awards luncheon to be held at the 2025 Environments for Aging Conference + Expo in Lexington, Ky.

To read about our 2023 Design Champions, go here.

If you have questions, email Editor-in-Chief Anne DiNardo at anne.dinardo@emeraldx.com.

The editors of  Environments for Aging will review all submissions and determine the winners.