2019 EFA Design Showcase: A Presentation of Industry-Leading Design Excellence


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November 6, 2019



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This webinar will highlight some of the award-winning projects from Environments for Aging magazine’s 2019 Design Showcase. Representatives from the winning teams will share their unique projects, highlighting the challenges they encountered and design solutions implemented. The panel will explore important ideas for the design community to incorporate into future environments to achieve the same level of success in answering the needs of residents, families, staff, and the greater community. This presentation will be valuable to those operating and designing senior environments as well as those considering entering a project into the 2020 EFA Design Showcase.

Learning Objectives

• Learn about design attributes, challenges, and solutions employed to create award-winning environments for aging.

• Understand innovative industry and design trends that represent important concepts to incorporate into future environments.

• Learn how senior housing providers are positively impacting resident quality of life, and the experience for staff and family.

• Gain valuable insights into the design award submission, review, and award process.

Presented by

Rob Simonetti, AIA Design Director, SWBR   SAGE President

Carol Elia, ASID, LEED-AP Owner and Principal Designer, CR Design   Jury Representative

Joseph Billig, AIA  Senior Vice President, Architecture, Touchmark Development and Construction   Award of Merit, Touchmark in the West HIlls

Ray Yancey, AIA  Director, LRS Architects  Honorable Mention, The Springs Living at Lake Oswego

David McGill, Vice President, SFCS   Honorable Mention, Thistledown Co-Living House, Garden Spot Village