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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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Don't Forget - Design for Aging Review Deadline is Friday.

  • 1.  Don't Forget - Design for Aging Review Deadline is Friday.

    Posted 05-27-2015 08:36 AM

    Submit Your Project Before the Deadline!

    2015 AIA Design for Aging Review 13 Awards
    Submission Deadline: Before 5PM ET, May 29, 2015

    The Design for Aging Review program, a joint effort of the AIA and LeadingAge, includes a juried exhibition, a companion book, and education programs. The program encompasses a broad view of facilities designed for senior citizens, including nursing homes, dementia care, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities.

     Submit Your Project!

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    Douglas Paul
    Sr. Director, Knowledge Communities & Resources
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
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