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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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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Feature Articles on Design for Aging

  • 1.  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Feature Articles on Design for Aging

    Posted 04-25-2014 11:12 AM
    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: Academy of Architecture for Health and Design for Aging .

    Write for the DFA Blueprints newsletter!

    We are inviting you to consider writing or re-purposing one or more articles for the second quarter of the AIA Design for Aging newsletter. What can you write about? Anything! Anything, that is, that is related to design for aging, aging in place, or senior housing design and practice. All we ask is that you send us 1) the title of your proposed article, 2) a link (if already published), and 3) a short paragraph describing its contents. Articles should be between 200-800 words in length and are subject to editors approval. Illustrations and images are encouraged!

    If you'd like to contribute to the DFA Blueprints, please send submissions to The deadline for submissions for the second quarter newsletter is Monday, May 5, 2014.

    Ann Harris
    Manager, Knowledge Communities
    Washington, DC