Design for Aging

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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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An inspiring international architecture forum to share ideas, researches and business opportunities. A...

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...

Community Blogs

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    How Do You Handle Stress???

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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


Latest Version of Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment

Since the Low Vision Design Committee was first convened in 2011 under the auspices of the National Institute of Building Sciences and with the support of the Hulda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation, this task force has stayed true to their initial objective. Their recent publication, Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment, is designed to inform the regulatory and design communities about the challenges experienced by low vision populations and to provide specific design recommendations regarding the visual environment in order to afford equal access to all facilities through universal design principles.

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    reminder: Architecture Forum Perspective 2015, 24-15...

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    An inspiring international architecture forum to...

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    Opportunity to participate on FGI Guidelines topic...

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    For the 2018 FGI Guidelines revision cycle, a number...

  • Douglas Paul

    DFAR13: Brief Extension Provided

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  • Douglas Paul

    Don't Forget - Design for Aging Review Deadline...

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    Submit Your Project Before the Deadline! 2015 AIA...

  • Isabella Rosse

    Resiliency: June 2015 Blueprints Theme

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    Calling All Submissions for the Latest Issue of...

Upcoming Events

  1. ACSA IAHSA Joint International Conference

    Aug 31 - Sep 4
    Perth, Australia
  2. LeadingAge

    Nov 1 - 4
    Boston, MA, United States