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The mission of the AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Knowledge Community is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments.


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Strategies for Safer Senior Living Communities
This resource includes strategies for dining facilities, amenity spaces, and individual units. Download >

Design for Aging Review 12 Call for Entries

  • 1.  Design for Aging Review 12 Call for Entries

    Posted 06-07-2013 12:44 PM

    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. Start your entry here.

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    Tamzin Howerton
    Manager, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
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