Actualité 02.04.2010

Call for submissions – University of Pennsylvania School of Design – "New Aging Award 2010"

New Aging Award 2010

The University of Pennsylvania is launching the New Aging Award 2010 in a search for progressive architectural designs (realized or conceptual) for the elderly. With a concern that banal architecture has become a barrier exacerbating physical limitations, social isolation, and dependency, the New Aging Award is looking for designs that break these trends and offers a design quality that enables the elderly to lead a life of dignity.


Any architectural project designed for, or including, a single person or a group of people who are 55 and older is eligible. The designs may range from a private house to an assisted living facility, nursing home, or continuing care retirement facility. Submissions may include the work of firms, architects, designers, students, and teams.

Submission Requirements

Submissions must be uploaded to The project profile must include the following:
– A 150-250 word text description of the project
– The lead design firm or project leader
– Team members must be credited
– Please submit as many images as necessary to fully explain the project (minimum 3 images).
– the tag “NA2010” must be added as a tag to the project profile, without this tag the project will not be eligible. (Click on the “>” arrow in the teaser photo above for an example where the tag has to be entered)

Submission Fee

There is no fee to submit your projects.


May 3, 2010 at 11:59pm EST

For more information…

To visit the Pennsylvania University School of Design website…

(Source: Staci Lynn Kaplan, Administrative and Under/Graduate Academic Assistant, Department of Architecture, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania)