SWBR Architects and St. John’s Win National Design Award

Brickstone by St. John’s was meant to be a new, unique type of independent living community when it opened in 2014. The collaboration between St. John’s and SWBR Architects that brought the idea of new urbanism to life in the Rochester area has now been honored on a national level. These efforts to reinvent the concept of senior living have resulted in Brickstone by St. John’s receiving the Award of Merit from Environments for Aging (EFA) at its 20th annual Design Showcase. SWBR Architects served as architect of record for the Brickstone project. 

Nearly 50 projects from around the country were submitted in this year’s showcase, an annual review of projects in senior living settings. This year’s jury selected just one project for the event’s highest award. The jury panel included architects, designers, providers, and consultants. Three other projects were awarded honorable mention status.

The winning projects will be profiled as part of EFA Magazine’s showcase coverage in the spring 2016 issue. An award ceremony will be held April 9-12 at the EFA Conference in Austin, Texas.   


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