Special Purpose Living Inc. Seniors Living Award

We will recognise excellence in those projects targeted at a specific niche market such as seniors’ living, student accommodation or tourist-based developments.

Overview

This may involve one or two winning entries. While one will be for seniors living (see below) the other will recognise excellence in those projects targeted at a specific niche market such as seniors’ living, student accommodation or tourist-based developments. The number of dwellings, lots or other elements is not prescribed but the project must display high standards in all relevant aspects of the purpose for which it is intended.

Sub Category – Seniors’ Living

The National Awards category under Special Purpose Living is specific to Seniors’ Living. Projects entered in this category must provide attention to the needs of residents who have retired or are approaching retirement age, and present high standard of overall design, create a sense of place, and have regard for an energy and water efficient lifestyle and may provide aged care. Nominations are not exclusive to residential purposes and may include aged care.

Important Information

  • The winner of this award will have the opportunity to represent Victoria in the UDIA National Awards.
  • You must hold a developer level UDIA Victoria membership to enter your project into this category
  • It is required that your project must be substantially developed by the time of judging or at least a component or stage of the project is substantially developed
  • If you have a residential component to your project, the judging panel will need to be given access to the interior of at least one dwelling

TO COMPLETE YOUR SUBMISSION INTO THIS CATEGORY YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ADDRESS THE BELOW

PART 1: Project Information

  • Key project information
  • Executive Summary (max 300 words) – this highlights the features of the development with reference to the award category criteria

PART 2: Supporting Materials

  • Project plans and maps
  • Press Releases and publicity requirements
  • 10 images of the project
  • Up to 10 Project Consultants

PART 2: Category Criteria

  • Each award category features its own mix of the criteria along with their explanations which can be found below.
Urban Form10%
Buildings10%
Community Creation & Integration10%
Environmental Sustainability5%
Innovation & Unique Features5%
Problem Solving, Consultation, Negotiation5%
Affordability10%
State & Local Planning Objectives5%
Landscaping5%
Healthy Design10%
Housing Diversity5%
Marketing and Financial Structure5%
Judges’ Overall Impressions10%