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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 07-01-2014 04:32 PM

    Write for the DFA Blueprints newsletter!


    We are inviting all of you to consider writing one or more articles for the 3rd quarter of the DFA newsletter. What can you write about? Anything! Anything, that is, that is related to aging in place, senior housing design, and best practices.


    All we ask is that you send us the title of your proposed article and a short paragraph describing its contents. We encourage original submissions and request that you not submit a previously published work. Articles should be at least 200 words in length and are subject to editors approval. Illustrations, such as photographs, sketches, and design drawings, are highly encouraged!


    Please send submissions to DFA@aia.org. The deadline for submissions for the third quarter newsletter is Monday, July 14th.


    If your submission is chosen for publication, you will be contacted and asked to submit a headshot, bio, and a publication release form.


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    Elizabeth Sassen RN
    Assistant Vice-President, Community Initiatives and EMI Fanatic!
    Mather Lifeways
    Evanston IL
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  • 2.  RE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Feature Articles on Design for Aging

    Posted 07-10-2014 11:25 AM
    REMINDER: The deadline for submissions for the third quarter newsletter is Monday, July 14th. Please send submissions to DFA@aia.org.
    We encourage original submissions and request that you not submit a previously published work. Articles should be at least 200 words in length and are subject to editors approval. Illustrations, such as photographs, sketches, and design drawings, are highly encouraged!
    SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE >>

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    Ann Harris
    Manager, Knowledge Communities
    Washington, DC
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