Published each year in the Spring issue of Environments for Aging, the EFA Design Showcase offers a compilation of architecture and interior design projects representing outstanding innovative design solutions in new or renovated senior care environments across the nation.

A jury appointed by The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE), The Center for Health Design, the International Interior Design Association, and the American Society of Interior Designers reviewed submissions to the 22nd annual EFA Design Showcase.

We’re pleased to announce this year’s winners and finalists from the Environments for Aging Showcase:

Award of Merit:

The Rooster Woodshop at Masonic Village (Elizabethtown, Pa.)
Submitted by: RLPS Architects (Built/New construction)

T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center (Dallas)
Submitted by: Faulkner Design Group (Built/New construction)

Willow Valley Living –  Vistas Apartments and Chautauqua Hall (Lancaster, Pa.)
Submitted by: RLPS Architects & RLPS Interiors (Built/New construction)

Honorable Mention:

Generations at Ahwatukee – Independent & Assisted Living Bldgs. (Phoenix)
Submitted by: Thoma-Holec Design LLC (Built/New construction)

Jin Wellbeing County (Bangkok, Thailand)
Submitted by: Premiere Home Health Care Co., Ltd (Unbuilt/Project in progress)

Menno Haven – New Rehabilitation Center (Chambersburg, Pa.)
Submitted by: RDG Planning & Design (Unbuilt/Project in progress)


Abernethy Laurels (Newton, N.C.)
Submitted by: SFCS Architects (Built/New construction)

Asbury Health and Rehabilitation Center at Aldersgate United Methodist Retirement Community (Charlotte, N.C.)
Submitted by: CJMW Architecture (Built/New construction)

Beacon Hill at Eastgate (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Submitted by: PRDG (Built/Addition)

Givens Highland Farms – Meadowmont Homes (Ashville, N.C.)
Submitted by: RLPS Architects (Unbuilt/Project in progress)

Lutheran Home/Olson Pavilion (Arlington Hts., Ill.)
Submitted by: Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction (Built/New construction & remodel/renovation)

Village on the Green “VOTG” (Longwood, Fla.)
Submitted by: THW Design (Unbuilt/Conceptual Design)

Village Pointe Commons (Grafton, Wis.)
Submitted by: AG Architecture (Built/New construction)

Award winners will be recognized at the 2018 EFA Expo & Conference in Savannah, Georgia. All accepted projects will be published in the April 2018 issue of Environments for Aging.

To view the 2017 EFA Design Showcase edition, click here

For more information on the annual Showcase, or other options for project promotion, please contact:

Donna Paglia
Director, Special Projects
Environments for Aging
P: 216-373-1210