2020 EFA Design Showcase: A Presentation of Industry-Leading Design Excellence

  • Thursday, November 05, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


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2020 EFA Design Showcase: A Presentation of Industry-Leading Design Excellence

Thursday, November 5, 2020

1 pm ET, noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT

This course is AIA approved for one Learning Unit (LU). 

Are you an ASID, IIDA, or IDS Member interested in earning CEU's for this course through IDCEC? CLICK HERE for more information!


This webinar will highlight some of the award-winning projects from Environments for Aging magazine’s 2020 Design Showcase. Representatives from the winning teams will share their unique projects, highlighting the challenges they encountered and design solutions implemented. The panel will explore important ideas for the design community to incorporate into future environments to achieve the same level of success in answering the needs of residents, families, staff, and the greater community. This presentation will be valuable to those operating and designing senior environments as well as those considering entering a project into the 2021 EFA Design Showcase.

Learning Objectives

• Learn about design attributes, challenges, and solutions employed to create award-winning environments for aging.

• Understand innovative industry and design trends that represent important concepts to incorporate into future environments.

• Learn how senior housing providers are positively impacting resident quality of life, and the experience for staff and family.

• Gain valuable insights into the design award submission, review, and award process.

Presented by

Rob Simonetti, AIA Design Director, SWBR   SAGE President

Jill Schroeder Senior Planner/Senior Interior Designer, Pope Architects   Award of Merit - Brio, A WesleyLife Community for Healthy Living

Grant Warner, AIA, LEED AP  Principal, HKS Architects  Honorable Mention Ventana by Buckner

Lara Slavkin  Partner/Interior Designer, RDG Planning and Design  Honorable Mention - Menno Haven Rehabilitation Center

Bruce Hurowitz, Assoc. AIA  Principal, Merlino Design Partnership   Honorable Mention - Friendship Village

Greg Hunteman, AIA  President, Pi Architects  Honorable Mention - Baptist Community Services Community Center


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