Design for Aging


Latest Discussion Posts

  • Our final theme of the year will be "After the Architect Leaves...the Good, Bad, and the Ugly." We are looking for articles that highlight design elements that worked better than expected or perhaps didn't pan out at all. Please send the title of your...

  • The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) invites users of the FGI Guidelines to comment on its draft 2018 documents, now posted for public review. Input from the field is critical to revising the Guidelines documents, which provide fundamental standards...

  • For the upcoming Blueprints for Senior Living Newsletter we are seeking articles on new innovations in senior living design. Articles could feature just about anything ranging from new innovations in building design, garden approaches, use of technology...

  • In response to Charles Graham's posting, I agree that "Universal Design" isn't quite "Universal". Perhaps "Socially Sustainable Design" is a better term. I've heard that used a lot as well. There is no way that Universal...

  • Richard- I too agree with your comments-- and would suggest going to the paper and talking with them about doing a special feature about houses built to UD standards-- I think a lot of the ignorance comes from our societal perspective that young...

Announcements

  • Review and comment on draft 2018 FGI Guidelines

    The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) invites users of the FGI Guidelines to comment on its draft 2018 documents, posted for public review beginning September 29, 2016. Input from the field is critical to revising the Guidelines documents, which provide fundamental standards for design and construction of hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities. Submit your comments by December 12, 2016.

Community Blogs

  • By Rudy P. Friesen, FRAIC, Hon FAIA, LEED AP / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, October 2016 As an architect I have poured my heart and soul into creating better environments for elders, especially those in long-term care (LTC). More...

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  • By Jack Carman, FASLA, RLA and Nancy Carman, MA, CMC / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, October 2016 It is a well-known fact that spending time outside in nature is good for us. Instinctively we have always known this. We heard it from...

  • Greetings readers, We hope you have enjoyed our themed editions brought to you by your peers. This edition has three feature articles that encompass the theme of "New Innovations in Senior Living Design." We are now preparing for our final edition...

  • By Gary Nowitz / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, August 2016 “Universal Design” is a relatively new concept in architecture. Universal Design initiatives seek to create buildings that feature not only easy access but also especially-designed...

  • By Steve Scheirman / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, August 2016 Universal design – It sounded compelling and intriguing when I first heard of it. Sounded like something an architect would certainly know about, but I didn’t. Would...