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ALFA Awards Honor Architectural Innovation and Resident-Centered Approaches to Senior Living Community Design
[November 16, 2012]

ALFA Awards Honor Architectural Innovation and Resident-Centered Approaches to Senior Living Community Design

ALEXANDRIA, Va. --(Business Wire)--

The November/December 2012 issue of Senior Living Executive, the flagship magazine of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), highlights some of the most cutting-edge and creative architecture, interiors, and outdoor spaces found in senior living communities today. The annual Senior Living By Design Awards program showcases diverse projects that marry innovative design with functionality and beauty, honor resident choice, and promote independence. Judges Victor Regnier, FAIA of the University of Southern California and Susan Rodiek Ph.D., NCARB, EDAC of Texas A&M University-both well-known experts in senior living design-chose five senior living residences for special honors, including the following:

  • Grand Prize: Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, Palo Alto, CA (News - Alert), designed by Steinberg Architects, San Francisco, CA
  • Award of Excellence: Atria Tamalpais Creek, Novato, CA, designed by GGLO Architects, Seattle, WA
  • Award of Excellence: White Oak Cottages at Fox Hill Village, Westwood, MA, designed by Cutler Associates, Worcester, MA
  • Citation: Allegro, Stuart, FL, designed by PQH Architects, Jacksonville, FL
  • Citation: Christian Community Home, Osceola, WI, designed by Community Living Solutions, Appleton, WI

Other residences featured in the awards competition include ActivCare at Bressi Ranch, Carlsbad, CA, designed by James Wheeler AIA; Alta Vista Retirement Community, Prescott, AZ, designed b Thoma-Holec Design; Atria Valley View, Walnut Creek, CA, designed by GGLO Architects; Bethany on 42nd, Fargo, ND, designed by YHR Partners Ltd.; East Ridge Retirement Village, Cutler Bay, FL, designed by AG Architecture; Edgewater, West Des Moines, IA, designed by AG Architecture; Evergreen & Wellspring, A Senior Lifestyle Community, Cincinnati, OH, designed by Lantz-Boggio (LBA Interiors); Fullerton House Inn of Caretel Inns of Lakeland, St. Joseph, MI, designed by Interface Architecture & Design; Good Samaritan Society-Fairfield Glade, TN, designed by SFCS Inc.; Kendal at Hanover-Cadbury Community Center, Hanover, NH, designed by Lavallee Brensinger Architects; Legacy at Willow Bend, Plano, TX, designed by MESA Landscape; McDowell Village, Scottsdale, AZ, designed by Thoma-Holec Design; Newcastle Estates, Mequon, WI, designed by AG Architecture; The Osher Inn Assisted Living Facility at the Cedars, Portland, ME, designed by Tsomides Associates Architects Planners; The Plains at Parish Homestead, Oneonta, NY, designed by Woolley Morris Architects; Sherwood Oaks, Pittsburgh, PA, designed by Noelker and Hull Associates Inc.; Sonata at Melbourne, Melbourne, FL, designed by Mosaic Design Studio; and SPJST Assisted Living, Taylor, TX, designed by Pi Architects.

ALFA's magazine, Senior Living Executive, is published six times per year and circulated to approximately 25,000 executives serving senior living. Read the complete Senior Living By Design Awards coverage at The 2013 competition is now open at

About ALFA

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Since 1990, ALFA has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. ALFA's programs promote business and operational excellence through education, research, publications, professional networking and online tools designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living. Visit ALFA's Web site at

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