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

Monday, January 25, 2016

Brickstone by St. John’s was built to be something different. The collaboration between St. John’s and SWBR Architects — two leaders in their respective industries in the Rochester region — was designed to reinvent the concept of senior living by embracing new urbanism. Those efforts have resulted in Brickstone by St. John’s receiving the Award of Merit from Environments for Aging (EFA) for its 20th annual Design Showcase. SWBR Architects served as architect of record for the Brickstone project.

“We are proud that all of the hard work in creating Brickstone by St. John’s is being recognized, and thrilled that we are able to share it with the team at SWBR,” said Paul Bartlett, vice president of senior housing at St. John’s. “Brickstone has been a vision brought to life both aesthetically and functionally. It allows residents to live their lives freely and comfortably.”

Nearly 50 projects were submitted in this year’s showcase, an annual review of projects in senior-care settings, from conceptual designs to newly completed buildings. The jury panel included architects, interior designers, providers and consultants.

The winning projects will be profiled in EFA’s spring 2016 Design Showcase magazine. An award ceremony will be held April 9-12 at the EFA Conference in Austin, Texas. Leadership from SWBR Architects and St. John’s will be present to accept the award.