We are proud to present the 2010 DESIGN Citation of Merit winners. The six projects that follow were deemed “the best of the best” by our panel of 14 jurors which included architects, interior designers, providers, and regulators. The highest honor, Best of Show, went to The Deupree House and Nursing Cottages, Cincinnati, Ohio. The DESIGN entry and review process is detailed and exacting. All entrants had to supply a binder filled with a detailed written description of the project, photographs and illustrations, plans with legends, obstacles and solutions encountered, questions and answers developed by the review panel, and facility and firm profiles. After a two-day review process by our jury, six Citation Award winners were chosen. The winners showed exceptional use of master planning and settings/designs that promote seniors' highest levels of physical and cognitive functioning and emotional well-being in ways that support their dignity, self esteem, and quality of life. These designs enable owners/operators to provide innovative programs and solutions that transcend aging in place and designs that facilitate caregiving functions. Our congratulations as well as those of our DESIGN co-sponsors, The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE), The Center for Health Design, and The American Society of Interior Designers, to Tye Campbell, SFCS Inc.; Thomas McQuillen, Lizard Rock Designs, LLC; William P. Steele, Jr., Calloway Johnson Moore & West; Mark Seres, CastleRock Design Group, Inc.; LuAnn Thoma-Holec, Thoma-Holec Design LLC; and Gene Guszkowski, AG Architecture, Inc. We have also included entries our jurors chose as Honorable Mentions and the distinctive features that gained them special recognition.
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