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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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Resiliency 2015 Blueprints: Deadline extended

  • 1.  Resiliency 2015 Blueprints: Deadline extended

    Posted 07-06-2015 03:34 PM
    A friendly reminder that we are still seeking articles for the next Blueprints newsletter.

    For the 2015 second quarter issue of 
    Blueprints, we are looking for articles about "resiliency." Both buildings and people need to be resilient in the face of challenges - be it the aging process or climate change. How can architecture address the changing needs older adults have as they age in place? How can architecture plan for a changing climate? Are these things related or do they conflict?

    If you are interested in resiliency and would like to contribute to our newsletter, the new due date for second quarter content is July 22, 2015.  

    Please send the title of your proposed article and a short paragraph describing its contents to DFA@aia.org. We prefer original submissions and request that you not submit a previously published work. Articles should be 200-800 words in length and are subject to the editor's approval. Illustrations such as photographs, sketches, and design drawings, are highly encouraged!

    Thank you for your contribution to the Blueprints and continued efforts to make it a success!

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    Sam Beall AIA, CAPS
    DFAR Newsletter Committee
    Duncan Wisniewski Architecture
    Burlington VT
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