Montereau Wins National Senior Award

Tulsa’s Montereau in Warren Woods retirement community has been named the national winner of a 2005 Best of Seniors Housing Platinum Award given by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Seniors Housing Council. It is the industry’s most prestigious honor.

The announcement was made in Orlando, Fla. during the HAHB International Builder’s Show. Bonnie Manson, principal of Interior Design Associates of Nashville, Tenn., accepted the award on behalf of Montereau’s development team.

Montereau was recognized for its “architectural and interior design and marketing approach that has brought quality, innovation and spirit to the seniors housing industry while also looking ahead to the future,” according to the NAHB. Jurors cited Montereau for having “a very rich feeling interior, with all parts working well together.” They noted that it “has the feel of a luxury hotel—truly regal interior.”

“We are proud that Montereau has been recognized nationally for its livability, beauty, and style. It is an honor for Tulsa, as well as for the development team and, most importantly, for the residents of Montereau,” says Kelly Vandever, president of Montereau, Inc., a not-for-profit organization. “We know we’ve done something right when our accomplishments shine the spotlight on Tulsa,” he adds.

The Platinum Award is the top honor given for interior design of a large Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). The competition received a record number of entries this year. The projects were judged by a distinguished panel of experienced architects, marketing experts, and other industry professionals.

A traveling exhibit featuring Montereau in Warren Woods and other winners of the 2005 Best of Seniors Housing Awards will circulate throughout the country in the coming year.

Founded by the William K. Warren Foundation, Montereau opened in the fall of 2003 on 172 acres south of Saint Francis Hospital at 6800 S. Granite Ave. It is now home to more than 300 senior adults.

Updated 03-30-2005

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