Argentum Architectural Competition Honors Innovation in Senior Living Community Design

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The November/December
issue of Senior Living Executive
, the flagship magazine
of Argentum, highlights some of the most cutting-edge and creative
architecture, interiors, and outdoor spaces found in senior living
communities today.

Senior living design is never static; resident preferences are
constantly evolving. But through the competition’s four years,
foundational themes appear, including safe and engaging spaces for
contemplating and gathering, smart spaces enabling staff to offer
superior service, and destination spaces such as fitness centers,
libraries, or dining rooms that provide purposeful living.

Twenty-nine architects and design firms shared their projects, and this
year Argentum invited judges from a wide variety of senior living
disciplines, such as an executive director and a resident care vice
president, as well as architects, to offer their unique perspectives on
what makes dynamic, functional design.

Judges ranked the community submissions on the uniqueness of the design,
the strategic vision and goals at the heart of the design project, the
functionality of the design, the design aesthetic, and last but not
least, the positive impact this design is making for the residents,
families, and staff. The 11 judges selected five senior living
residences as recipients of the 2015 Senior Living by Design Award:

  • Balfour at Riverfront Park, Denver, CO, designed by Kipp
    Architects, a division of gkkworks
    , Denver, CO
  • Brandywine Senior Living at Haddonfield, Haddonfield, NJ,
    designed by Meyer Design, Ardmore, PA
  • Laurelwood at the Pinehills, Plymouth, MA, designed by The
    Architectural Team
    , Chelsea, MA
  • The Palace at Coral Gables, Coral Gables, FL, designed by Fullerton
    Group Architects
    , Coral Gables, FL
  • Vivante on the Coast, Costa Mesa, CA, designed by Hill
    , Newport Beach, CA

“This awards competition shows once again how senior living providers
are constantly adapting to the changing desires and needs of residents
and families,” said Argentum President & CEO James Balda. “We will
continue to see innovation in the industry through these types of
collaborations with cutting edge architects and through advances in
technology and research on care for older adults.”

Argentum’s magazine, Senior Living Executive, is published
six times per year and circulated to approximately 20,000 executives
serving senior living. Read the complete Senior Living by Design Awards
coverage at

About Argentum – Expanding Senior Living

Argentum is the largest national association dedicated to professionally
managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and
families they serve. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice,
accessibility, independence, dignity and quality of life for all seniors.


Sharon Cohen