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.
Strategies for Safer Senior Living CommunitiesThis resource includes strategies for dining facilities, amenity spaces, and individual units. Download >
The Center for Health Design's (CHD) Research Coalition announces the New Investigator Award (NIA). Its purpose is to support high quality research studies by new investigators in the field of evidence-based healthcare facility design. The award is open to graduate students, and other recent research degree recipients whose contributions reflect their potential to conduct original, empirical research to improve our understanding of the relationships between the physical environment and health-related outcomes. The goal of the award is to support new researchers whose research is likely to fill critical gaps in the field of evidence-based design (EBD).
All applications will undergo a thorough peer-review process, conducted by Research Coalition (RC) members.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND SCHEDULE October 10, 2013 Awards Program Announced January 17, 2014 Submission Deadline
March 3, 2014 NIA Award Recipeint Announced
Visit the Center for Health Design for more information | Download Application Requirements