Design for Aging

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Description
The mission of the Design for Aging Knowledge Community (DFA) is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society.

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Bryan Verstegen

This is a virtual CCRC; it is also, in effect, a naturally encouraged retirement community. it is...

Bryan Verstegen

DFAR12: Sun City Tower Kobe

The design of this CCRC was intended to bring the high standards of design, care, and service for...

Bryan Verstegen

DFAR12: Legacy Place

This project was borne from the desire of a group of Jehovah's Witnesses to create a senior living...

Bryan Verstegen

In mid-2011, discussions began regarding how to improve the environment in a secure area of a care...

Bryan Verstegen

This new three-story assisted living building comprises 60 residential apartments, activity and recreational...

Community Blogs

  • Charles P Martino

    How Do You Handle Stress???

    Design for Aging

    I recently presented this topic to a group of... more

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  • Wei Wu

    Use of BIM in Aging-in-Place Projects

    Design for Aging

    Wei Wu, Ph.D., LEED AP BD+C, Department of Construction... more

Announcements

Design for Aging Review 13 Call for Entries

The Design for Aging Review is a biannual competition and publication showcasing facilities that improve quality of life for the aging while exhibiting innovation in their design and execution.

Submission Deadline: May 29, 2015 before 5:00 PM Eastern.

Latest Discussion Postings

  • Isabella Rosse

    DFA Blueprints Call for Submissions: Intergenerational...

    Posted in: Design for Aging

    The Communications Committee for the DFA Blueprints...

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    RE: Residential to commons ratios

    Posted in: Design for Aging

    We've found that the % of common space can really...

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    Residential to commons ratios

    Posted in: Design for Aging

    I'm looking for a rule of thumb for the ratio...

  • Isabella Rosse

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS- Feature Articles- Design for...

    Posted in: Design for Aging

    Write for the DFA Blueprints newsletter- last issue...

  • Ann Harris

    RE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Feature Articles on Design...

    Posted in: Design for Aging

    REMINDER: The deadline for submissions for the third...

Upcoming Events

  1. Design for Aging Review 13 Call for Entries

    Apr 3 - May 29
  2. ACSA IAHSA Joint International Conference

    Aug 31 - Sep 4
    Perth, Australia
  3. LeadingAge

    Nov 1 - 4
    Boston, MA, United States