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 >
Write for the DFA Blueprints newsletter- last issue of 2014!
We invite all of you to consider writing one or more articles for the fourth quarter issue of the DFA newsletter. Please send us your articles and photographs that depict how your projects, spaces and designs impact people's behavior. For example, how do they draw people in, bring out the best in your residents and customers, facilitate connections/engagement, create possibilities, and de-stigmatize aging?
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 the editor's 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 fourth quarter newsletter is Thursday, October 2nd.
If your submission is chosen for publication, you will be contacted and asked to submit a headshot, bio, and publication release form.