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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
This resource includes strategies for dining facilities, amenity spaces, and individual units. Download >

DFAR13: Brief Extension Provided

  • 1.  DFAR13: Brief Extension Provided

    Posted 05-28-2015 10:38 PM

    AIA.org is currently experiencing Web difficulties.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing as you work on your DFAR submission. 

    You can access or begin your submission using the following link:  https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=NHZFFFJW

    Please note extending deadlines is against our policy but as this is an extreme occurrence we will allow a one-time exception - all submission must be completed by the new deadline date of Wednesday, June 3rd prior to 5:00 pm Eastern.

    Any questions should be submitted to KCAwards@aia.org and again, our apologies for the technical difficulties.



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