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SFCS opens Philadelphia Regional Office
SFCS has opened a new office in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania to better serve its senior living and other regional clients throughout the greater Philadelphia region and surrounding states.  The office is located at 101 W. Elm Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

Vernon Feather, AIA, will head the office as Senior Vice President and Office Director.  He has almost 30 years of experience serving as project principal, project manager, and project designer for major projects across the country. Vernon has dedicated the majority of his career to the design of innovative environments for seniors, leading SFCS’s efforts in Culture Change Design.

Joining Vernon as an Associate is Amy Carpenter, AIA, NCARB, LEED®AP BD+C.  Amy has lived in the Philadelphia area all of her life and has focused the last 15 years of her career on the design of living environments for older adults. Recently named a “Leader of Tomorrow” by Long Term Living Magazine, Amy is the National Board Secretary for SAGE Federation (Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments) and a Board member at White Horse Village, a CCRC in Edgemont, PA.  Amy has also been deeply involved in efforts to change the model building codes through her work with the Pioneer Network Long-Term Care Life Safety task force and an appointment to the IBC (International Building Code) General Code Committee for 2012-2013.

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SFCS Becomes Member of USGBC
SFCS is now a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Our dedication and support of sustainability is a way of business for us. It is inherent in all of our services and is a standard practice in every project of ours.

Find out more information on our sustainable design practices.

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United Way of the Roanoke Valley Awards
SFCS Architects and Engineers is pleased to announce that the United Way of the Roanoke Valley has presented the firm with three awards this year, including the prestigious Platinum Award.  The Platinum Award is presented to organizations with employee per capita giving of $365 or more, or $1 per day.

In addition, SFCS received the Campaign Champion Award, which is presented to organizations that went above and beyond in a challenging year, and the Campaign Achievement Award for campaigns with at least 50% participation and an increase in last year’s campaign total.

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Design Studio Sponsorship with Virginia Tech
SFCS picked a team as the winner for this year's Sponsored Studio. The team called their project “aura”, utilizing technology that is used for fireman air tanks, creating a smaller, lighter, more portable air tank.  They fashioned one of the “air cells” into a tablet sized side pouch sling, that could be carried over the shoulder.  Visit our Facebook page to see "aura."

In memory of Curtis R. Jennings, Jr. SFCS has partnered with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) School of Architecture + Design to sponsor a design studio dedicated to improving the lives of seniors. SFCS has made a commitment to this initiative with every expectation that this will perpetuate and turn into a major part of our brand and culture.

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Deupree Cottages Rated Top 10
The Deupree Cottages were ranked 8th by The Ohio Department of Aging’s Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey. Read the article.

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By Design Presentations
Don't forget that the 2014 By Design Presentations are up!
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AFRH-Gulfport wins Award of Excellence
SFCS is excited to announce that the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) in Gulfport, MS won Blue Ridge AIA’s “Award of Excellence” in the Design Award Program. SFCS is proud of the AFRH-Gulfport team for this accomplishment. Learn more about AFRH-Gulfport.

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ACTS Retirement-Life Communities Recognized in Vero Beach Newsweekly
Congratulations to our client ACTS Retirement-Life Communities who has been recognized in the Vero Beach Newsweekly. Read more about the Indian River Estates article.

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Fairfield Glade and The Grandview at Benefis receives National Recognition
Fairfield Glade in Fairfield Glade, TN and The Grandview at Benefis in Great Falls, MT are featured in 2012 DESIGN/Environments for Aging Showcase. SFCS is proud of these accomplishments and more importantly, we are proud of the Fairfield Glade and Benefis teams. Long-Term Living magazine, SAGE, The Center for Health Design, and The American Society of Interior Designers select the projects to be featured. Learn more about Fairfield Glade and The Grandview at Benefis.

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Design for Aging: International Case Studies of Building and Program
The Deupree Nursing Cottages, a project completed by SFCS, was featured in the book Design for Aging: International Case Studies of Building and Program written by an international team,  Jeffrey W. Anderzhon, David Hughes, Stephen Judd, Emi Kiyota, and Monique Wijnties. The book examines how good design and programming impacts the environment for seniors.  

http://www.wiley-vch.de/publish/en/books/forthcomingTitles/AR00/0-470-94672-5/?sID=tvr0fmpp5m926c8dtb22o58fk1

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Veterans pleased with new Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, MS
SFCS is proud to have designed a home for our retired veterans that they truly enjoy and allows them to live their life to the fullest. The new Armed Forces Retirement Home opened in July 2010.  Click here to read the article or view the video.

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Whitney Center Receives Energy Leadership Award
Whitney Center received the Energy Leadership Award from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund for their “Renaissance Expansion. SFCS is proud to be a part of this accomplishment and most importantly, the Whitney Center. To see the article click here or for more information on the Whitney Center please visit their website www.whitneycenter.com.

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Edited On: 8/13/2014 9:02:58 AM