EFA Remodel/Renovation Competition: A Review of 2019


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May 5, 2020



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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 2019 competition to explore their specific projects and how they approached their unique environments to create spectacular new 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 a submission.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about renovation projects ranging in size, scope, and cost, from the winning project teams.
  • Obtain architectural and interior design ideas that impact resident quality of life, and the experience for staff and family.
  • Understand the importance of including operational factors when considering design decisions during a renovation project.
  • Gain tips for improving the success in submitting a project to the 2020 Remodel/Renovation Competition.

Presented by

Ric D’Amico – VP Development, The Belaire Group.SAGE Board Member, Discussion Moderator.

Rob Pfauth, AIA, NCARB – Director of Senior Living Planning, ERDMAN. SAGE Board Member, Jury Representative. 

Meghan Kolund, CIDQ, LEED AP – Design Director, Wegman Design Group. Gold Winner: Shell Point Retirement Community – The Crystal – Dining, Fort Myers, Fla.

Luann Thoma-Holec, FASID, NCIDQ, CID – Principal & Founder, Thoma-Holec Design LLC. Silver Winner: Sun Health Communities-Grandview Terrace – The Marketplace, Sun City West, Ariz.

Craig Kimmel, AIA, LEED AP – Partner, RLPS Architects. Bronze Winner: Patriots Colony–Dining, Williamsburg, Va