Thoma-Holec Design Sweeps the Senior Living Category at the 2014 ASID Design for Excellence Awards!

First Place Senior Living- MorningStar at Arcadia

By Kim King, Allied ASID

(Phoenix, AZ) When our clients first had the vision to create a senior living community, it was an abandoned structure resembling an old parking garage. It was originally intended to be condominiums, with the recession leaving it unfinished.

The Lobby at MorningStar at Arcadia

Now, it is a beautiful community offering 80 suites for assisted living and 30 suites devoted to individualized care for residents with memory impairments. All, with many wonderful amenities!

The Lobby Fireside Area at MorningStar at Arcadia

The Memory Care Living Room at MorningStar at Arcadia
First Place Special Function Space-Commercial- The Colonnade

By Kim King, Allied ASID

(Surprise, AZ) Originally this space was an old maintenance room. Our objective was to convert it into a fine dining experience. It was designed to offer restaurant style dining for sixty residents, including a semi-private room, which is separated by a double sided fireplace. A more casual approach was taken with banquet seating, providing flexibility for larger groups. Additional windows were added providing natural light and views to the outdoor patio area.

Second Place Senior Living- Maison Senior Living

By Jill St. Germain, Allied ASID

(Calgary, Alberta Canada) This five story assisted living and memory care senior community is located in an affluent infill site in a residential neighborhood. This vibrant interior achieved all goals by providing a transitional yet modern community for it residents, staff, and families.

The Dining Room at The Colonnade
The Living Room at Maison Senior Living

The Dining Room at Maison Senior Living
Third Place Senior Living- MorningStar at Mountain Shadows

By Kim King, Allied ASID

(Colorado Springs, CO) This two story Assisted Living and Memory Care community offers 45 Assisted Living suites and 19 memory support. This traditional Colorado exterior provides a pleasant surprise upon entering, with its fresh, light, and more modern interior.

The Library at MorningStar Mountain Shadows

Kim King, Allied ASID
Senior Designer
Thoma-Holec Design, LLC

Jill St. Germain, Allied ASID
Senior Designer
Thoma-Holec Design, LLC

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) North Chapter is the premier organization for interior designers. Each year, ASID salutes its members design achievements in multiple categories for residential, commercial, hospitality, health care, and sustainability. There winners were honored at the 2014 ASID Design Excellence Awards Gala, held August 9th at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.

The Thoma-Holec Design Team.
Pictured left to right:
Keith Stanton, Kim King, LuAnn Thoma-Holec, Jill St. Germain, Cherie Young, Carol Moses, Qingmeng Yao-Lamb, Shahlla Zahedi. Not pictured: Leslie Snyder