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Aegis Gardens of Newcastle Wins National Award for Best Architecture and Design

BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegis Living, a national leader in assisted living and memory care, is proud to announce Aegis Gardens of Newcastle has won the prestigious 2017 Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Award in the senior living category. Aegis Gardens is the most distinctive Asian-American community in America, with an adjacent multicultural center to serve residents and the community at large.

Located in Newcastle, WA, Aegis Gardens of Newcastle provides first class assisted living and memory care to Asian focused residents in a luxury environment. The adjacent multicultural center will serve as an epicenter for Asian cultural activities across the Pacific Northwest.

The 110-unit assisted living and memory care community sits on the banks of beautiful Lake Boren in Newcastle, WA. The purposeful design is in appreciation of Asian cultures with emphasis on décor, authentic cuisine, culturally specific activities, a culinary demonstration kitchen, entertainment, and speakers. Senior VP of Development Walter Braun says, "At Aegis Living we are committed to building communities that intentionally enhance the lifestyle of our residents. We want their home to improve their lives, and this award-winning Aegis Gardens community accomplishes that."

Northwest Meets East Asian

Architects Ankrom Moisan designed Aegis Gardens of Newcastle with elegant Pacific Northwest craftsmanship and an East Asian aesthetic, integrating Feng Shui design elements, a central Zen garden and an elegant sky lounge with a tranquil lake view. The Aegis Living Design team, led by Director Cynthia Mennella, has skillfully woven the buildings together with unique and authentic Chinese art, furniture and color design schemes. The Newcastle community is built on 18 years of successfully operating the first Aegis Gardens in Fremont, CA.

More than Senior Living

Senior Housing News reports the competition was fierce with 84 different communities competing for the 2017 SHN Awards. Aegis Gardens was selected, in part, because of its culturally integrated design. Aegis Living co-founder and CEO Dwayne Clark says, "Aegis Gardens of Newcastle is much more than assisted living. We designed it to be the cultural epicenter for Asian communities throughout the Northwest. In addition to the cultural center, an onsite preschool will provide intergenerational experiences, there's an amphitheater, tea rooms, a family dining room, spa, Mahjong and slot machines. The most important thing is bringing families together, allowing for a celebration of culture in a luxury environment."

Aegis Gardens of Newcastle provides 24-hour care by our professional and compassionate staff fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. The community is open to residents of all races who want to celebrate Asian culture, cuisine and décor. Aegis Gardens is currently open for tours and the grand opening scheduled for February 10, 2018.

Aegis Living is a national leader in assisted living and memory care. The privately-held company founded in 1997 is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., and operates 29 communities in Washington, California and Nevada. Follow the company on Twitter @aegisliving and Facebook at Visit the company website at

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