Environments for Aging (EFA) Design Showcase

Each year, the Environments for Aging Design Showcase features a comprehensive review of architectural and interior design projects representing outstanding innovative design solutions in new or renovated senior living environments around the globe.


SAGE assembles a multidisciplinary jury who serve on the expert panel in evaluating up to seventy submissions each year. This esteemed jury includes architects, interior designers, consultants, regulators, health care providers and academic/research professionals.


The jury process involves both a virtual, electronic evaluation and an in-person, group-based review.  The panel of experts come together for lively debate, discussion and evaluation to identify innovative design solutions that promote person-centered care and forward-thinking strategies in senior living.

SAGE is an integral team member in collaboration with Emerald Expositions, The Center for Health Design, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) in producing this Annual Design Showcase.


SAGE – along with a panel of representatives from the winning entries – presents the results at the annual EFA conference and via webinar.    

For more information on the EFA Design Showcase, please contact us or the Director of Special Projects,  Environments for Aging, Donna Paglia.

Recent Winners

Awards of Merit:

The Spires at Berry College, submitted by Faulkner Design Group and THW Design


The Springs at Lake Oswego

submitted by LRS Architects


Honorable Mentions:

The Highlands at Wyomissing – Personal Care Building, submitted by SFCS Architects


LiveWell Center for Resilient Living, 

submitted by RLPS Architects and RLPS Interiors


The Ridge Pinehurst, 

submitted by Lantz-Boggio Architects & Interior Designers


Senior Resource Group, Maravilla at The Domain, submitted by Perkins Eastman

Award of Merit:

Brio, a WesleyLife Community for Healthy Living, submitted by Pope Architects


Honorable Mentions:

Baptist Community Services Community Center, submitted by Pi Architects


Friendship Village, 

submitted by Merlino Design Partnership Inc., Spiezle Architectural Group, and Scopos Hospitality Group


Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center, 

submitted by RDG Planning & Design


Ventana by Buckner, 

submitted by D2 Architecture and Interior Design Associates Inc./HKS Architects

Award of Merit:

Touchmark in the West Hills, 

submitted by Touchmark


Honorable Mentions:

Garden Spot Village, Cooperative Living House, submitted by SFCS Architects


The Springs Living at Lake Oswego, 

submitted by Myhre Group Architects, Inc

Awards of Merit:

The Rooster Woodshop at Masonic Village,

submitted by RLPS Architects


T Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center

submitted by Faulkner Design Group


Willow Valley Living, Vistas Apartments and Chautauqua Hall, 

submitted by RLPS Architects and RLPS Interiors


Honorable Mentions:

LivGenerations Ahwatukee, 

submitted by Thoma-Holec Design LLC


Jin Wellbeing County, 

submitted by Premiere Home Healthcare Co. Ltd.


Menno Haven Retirement Communities,

submitted by RDG Planning & Design

Awards of Merit:

Rose Villa,

submitted by RLPS Architects


The Cottage at Cypress Cove,

submitted by SFCS Architects


Honorable Mentions:

Rockwood Retirement Communities: The Summit,

submitted by Perkins Eastman


John Knox Village,

submitted by RDG Planning & Design