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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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  • 1.  Young Architect Spotlight

    Posted 04-16-2020 07:09 AM
    Edited by Jessica O'Donnell 04-16-2020 07:11 AM

    Good Morning Design for Aging Knowledge Community!

    AIA National's Young Architects Forum [YAF] is looking to spotlight a "young architect" members (someone who has received their initial license within the past 10 years or less) with a focus on Design for Aging. We are aiming to showcase the diversity of our membership by featuring those beyond our YAF network. Information from this spotlight may appear on the @aiayaf social media platform and on YAF's digital publication, Connection.

    We are soliciting interest until this coming Saturday, April 18th, and hope to gather a written or phone interview before the end of this month.

    Please send me an email directly if you or someone you know is interested.


    Jessica O'Donnell, AIA, NCARB


    Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee

    2019-2020 Knowledge Director

    Jessica O'Donnell AIA
    Kitchen & Associates
    Collingswood NJ