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 >
To help AIA DFA leadership better understand how we can best serve the senior living industry and how we can make the biannual DFAR the most rewarding for those who submit (and for those chosen as recipients) we would appreciate if you could answer a few short questions. To incentivize response to the survey the names of all survey respondents will go into a drawing for a free submission for the next cycle of the DFAR awards program (a $750 value).
Please click on the link below to take the survey, which is due by end-of-day April 6, 2018. The survey should only take 5-10 minutes of your time.
Link to Survey: https://www.research.net/r/J89P5WS
Also, feel free to forward this email to other members of your team (if applicable), so they can share their feedback, too. Note, when taking the survey, you may want to refer to the submission package for 2017 which is provided at the link below.
2017 Design for Aging Review Awards: https://www.aia.org/awards/7306-design-for-aging-review-awards
Please note that this survey is entirely optional and totally confidential. Individual results will only be available to AIA National Staff and will not be shared other than in aggregate.
Alexis Denton, AIA / SmithGroup and Martin Siefering, AIA / Perkins Eastman
Design for Aging Knowledge Community 2018 Co-Chairs