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Landscape architecture contest seeks senior living designs

June 10, 2014
by Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Calling all long-term care organizations with creative, innovative landscape designs!

Vendome Healthcare Media, in conjunction with the Center for Health Design (CHD) and the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE), is excited to announce the 2014 Landscape Architecture for Healthcare Communities awards program, which will feature both exterior and interior landscape architecture projects. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 6.

Focused on landscape architecture in healthcare, the program will recognize exceptional designs in acute care and senior living environments. Aligned with Vendome’s top healthcare brands, Healthcare Design, Environments for Aging and Long-Term Living, participants will reach an expanded audience of more than 48,000 engaged readers. Titles include administrators, facility/community executives and managers, as well as architects, designers and others providing design services to the healthcare industry.

The categories:

  • Acute care (Healthcare Design): Hospitals, ambulatory care centers, specialty facilities, clinics, cancer centers, emergency departments, heart institutes, hospice, medical centers/office buildings, behavioral healthcare settings, replacement hospitals, wellness centers (including environments that promote wellness), and other acute care settings.
  • Senior living (Environments for Aging and Long-Term Living): Memory care facilities, assisted living, continuing care retirement communities, independent living, post-acute/rehabilitation, skilled nursing, wellness/fitness (including environments that promote active aging), and other senior living environments.

Design firms and facilities/communities are invited to submit exterior or interior landscape architecture projects that have been completed since January 2009. A non-refundable submission fee of $350 is due upon reservation. Publication fees are incurred if the project is accepted for publication by the jury.

Download the PDF brochure.

Access the online reservation form.

Options: Choose from 1/2-page, full-page, 2-page spread or 3-page layouts (publication fees start at only $1,150).

Presentations (provided to us in PowerPoint and submitted anonymously) will require a site plan, photography, narrative, and responses to specific project questions.

For each category, a jury of experts will be appointed by our association partners, CHD and SAGE. All finalists (those that are accepted by our elite panel of experts) will be included in our special print supplement and receive exposure through our websites and digital channels,\ as well. One project under each category will be recognized with a Gold award, two projects will be recognized with Silver awards and other projects will receive honorable mention Bronze awards. Award ceremonies will take place at two of our annual conferences: the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference (acute care winners) and the 2015 Environments for Aging Conference (senior care winners).

The Landscape Architecture for Healthcare Communities supplement will be included in Healthcare Design’s October 2014 issue reaching more than 32,000 readers. There will be bonus distribution of the supplement from our booth at LeadingAge this fall and from our next Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging conferences. All participating firms will receive 15 copies of the supplement for their own distribution. In addition, the digital version will be sent to all subscribers of Environments for Aging—giving you a total reach of more than 48,000 readers and conference attendees.

For more information, please contact Donna Paglia at 216-373-1210 or

Read about last year's Gold winner in the senior living category.