North Ridge at Tacoma Lutheran-261

North Ridge, a 14-resident, memory care small house addition to Tacoma Lutheran’s existing assisted living building, reflects a high level of thoughtfulness and detailing in a relatively small project.

The Design for Aging Review includes a juried exhibition, a book, access to digital content, and educational programs that showcase facilities representing conscientious surroundings that advance environments for senior living. The comprehensive review of architectural design trends for the aging will become a reference for providers, developers, users, advocates, architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and other design professionals.

This competition furnishes architects and their teams the opportunity to demonstrate innovative solutions that improve the quality of life within specific project constraints.

All entries must meet the following requirements for each of the entry categories: (Note: No entity, neither owner nor architect, may submit a project if either party is a sponsor of any aspect or jury member of the Design for Aging Review)

  • Open to AIA Members and non-members based in the United States or Internationally.
  • Projects submitted by jury members or by the organizations they represent, and projects that included jury members on their team, will be disqualified.
  • All entries must receive permissions from owners and other team members and acknowledge that permission as part of the submission. Designers and providers should collaborate on completing the form, as there likely are some questions better answered by one group or the other.
  • Projects may only be submitted once, under one category (i.e. Built and Small Projects, or Not Built and Small Projects). If a project can be classified under more than one category, applicants are encouraged to choose the one they think best applies to their project.

Image credits

North Ridge at Tacoma Lutheran-261

Jesse L. Young Photography