A virtual judging event to determine the top projects in Environments for Aging’s 25th annual Design Showcase was held Jan. 13, bringing together jury members representing senior living architects, interior designers, owners/operators, and consultants.

In the end, 53 projects were accepted for publication in the Showcase, with 10 being named finalists, four receiving Honorable Mention, and two garnering the top honor of Award of Merit.

Published each year in the Spring issue of Environments for Aging, the Design Showcase offers a compilation of architecture and interior design projects representing current design solutions across a range of project types, sizes, and locations.

This year’s winners and finalists are:

Award of Merit

The Springs at Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego, Ore.
Submitted by LRS Architects

The Spires at Berry College, Rome, Ga.
Submitted by Faulkner Design Group & THW Design

Honorable Mention

The Ridge Pinehurst, Lakewood, Colo.
Submitted by Lantz-Boggio Architects & Interior Designers

The Highlands at Wyomissing – Personal Care Building, Wyomissing, Pa.
Submitted by SFCS Architects

LiveWell Center for Resilient Living, Plantsville, Conn.
Submitted by RLPS Architects and RLPS Interiors

Maravilla at The Domain, Austin, Texas
Submitted by Perkins Eastman


The Watermark by the Bay, Emeryville, Calif.
Submitted by Goebel Design Group LLC

Downtown Oakland PACE Daycenter, Oakland, Calif.
Submitted by Kava Massih Architects

The Aspen Tree at The Forestias, Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand
Submitted by Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) Thailand

Menno Haven Life Center, Chambersburg, Pa.
Submitted by RDG Planning & Design

Brewster Place Retirement Community, Topeka, Kan.
Submitted by SFCS Architects

Wesley at Tehaleh, a shared ministry with Presbyterian Homes, Bonney Lake, Wash.
Submitted by Cuningham Group Architecture

The Living Wisdom Center at Hubbard Hill, Elkhart, Ind.
Submitted by Arkos Design Inc.

Watercrest Sarasota, Sarasota, Fla.
Submitted by HKS and IDA

Murano Senior Living, Seattle
Submitted by Ankrom Moisan Architects

Generations at Shalom Park, Charlotte, N.C.
Submitted by RLPS Architects and CJMW Interior Design

The Design Showcase jury was assembled by The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE), The Center for Health Design, the International Interior Design Association, and the American Society of Interior Designers.

Award winners were recognized during an awards luncheon at the 2021 EFA Expo + Conference in Chattanooga, Tenn. Coverage of the Design Showcase appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of EFA.