Design Competition - An Affordable Seniors Housing Print
Wednesday, 18 February 2009 08:12


This competition aims at showcasing the ideas and/or concepts of innovative seniors housing design at the ASHRA Seniors Housing Needs Conference , May 2009 in Halifax, Canada. This design competition will follow the guidelines of the RAIC and is a Non-endorsed design competition of open ideas.

The organizers are looking for design ideas/concepts that embrace the following best practices and think about what can be added beyond them.
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The designed environment should support the desires of people to age in the familiar neighborhoods in which they have spent their lives. We need to find ways to nurture people’s sense of being part a larger “community” with a sense of shared identity and mutual support. Future senior housing should be able to flex between assisted living and independent living to avoid unnecessary relocation.

Timeline :

Any potential entrant must advise the competition information officer by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , by 12 noon AST on March 2nd, 2009 of their intent to submit an entry. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of your entry.

Questions will be accepted until 15 March 2009 at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

All entries for the competition are to be postmarked no later than 12 noon AST Tuesday 31 March 2009 and sent to:
ASHRA Project Office
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
B3M 2J6
Judging of all entries will take place in April 2009.
Winners will be announced 1st May 2009.

For more details, go to organizer's web site


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