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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
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Due July 10: Pre-Development Design Grants Available

  • 1.  Due July 10: Pre-Development Design Grants Available

    Posted 06-27-2013 04:12 PM
    Pre-Development Design Grants Available 

    Enterprise Community Partners http://www.enterprisecommunity.com/ announced the 2013 round of their Pre-Development Design Grants. This program funds design exploration and visioning in the early stages of development and seeks to raise the standard of design excellence in affordable housing. Each developer grantee will receive $20,000 to initiate a collaborative and creative process to define project goals, identify challenges, and explore multiple design solutions in the pre-development phase. This process will begin with an architect competition, and as the project moves forward, will include feasibility and green charrette workshops to address sustainability and community engagement goals. 

    Developers who want to engage in a creative and robust early design process for one of their emerging development projects can learn more and submit their application by the July 10 deadline at Enterprise's Pre-Development Design Grant.