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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.


The Design for Seniors Fellowship is open and accepting applications until November 15! This is for young professionals in an Undergraduate or Graduate study within an Architecture Program or aging focused program.  Learn more >

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  • ​Friendly reminder that submittals for the Design for Aging Review (DFAR) awards are due this coming Tuesday, July 16! ...

  • Sarah Colven, Isabella Rosse and/or other Ladies & Gentlemen, I can contribute articles & presentations on the ...

  • Hello Design for Aging Knowledge Community, AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania are proud to ...

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  • Our current initiatives Advocacy Design for Aging continues to advocate for, and actively participate in, initiatives ...

  • ADRP/American Occupational Therapists Association Joint Project In 1991, the ADRP was awarded a grant by the U.S. ...

  • 1991: The Aging Design Research Program In 1991, a roundtable for some of the most influential providers, regulators, ...

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