2024 EFA Design Champions Nominations Now Open!

Environments for Aging is now accepting nominations for its annual EFA Design Champions awards. This annual program honors those who are working to introduce design solutions that make a meaningful improvement in the lives of residents, staff, and/or the greater community.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 19.

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.

Winners are recognized in special editorial coverage appearing in the Fall 2024 issue of Environments for Aging and celebrated during an awards luncheon to be held at the annual 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.

EFA Design Champions

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