EFA Remodel/Renovation Competition: A Review of the 2021 Winners


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Thursday, July 14, 2022
1 pm ET, noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT



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Presented by:

Ric D’Amico

Vice President of Development

The Belaire Group, LLC

Lisa Warnock


Thoma-Holec Design

Melinda Avila-Torio

Assoc. Principal/Senior Interior Designer

THW Design

Jennifer Sheehan

Senior Designer/Project Manager

Spellman Brady & Company

Course Description

Environments for Aging magazine’s annual Remodel/Renovation Competition, with support from SAGE, sheds light on projects that have noteworthy aspects to inspire future renovation projects, big or small. This presentation brings together winners from the 2021 competition to explore their specific projects and how they approached their unique environments to create more meaningful settings. Attendees will walk away with a thorough understanding of what types of challenges emerge during remodels and renovations and how these proven project teams addressed those challenges. Attendees will also learn about the competition submission process and key elements to include in future submissions.

Learning Objectives

Learn about renovation projects ranging in size, scope, and costs for a variety of older adult settings.

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

Understand the importance of including operational factors in the design process and how operators are positively impacting quality of life for residents, families, and staff.

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