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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
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Design for Aging - June 2023 Update

  • 1.  Design for Aging - June 2023 Update

    Posted 06-23-2023 12:19 PM
    Edited by Isabella Rosse 06-25-2023 09:10 PM

    Upcoming CEU - July 17, 2023, 12pm EST. 

    Live course: Decoded: Making bathrooms elder-accessible

    Most of us in the aging industry know that the standard ADA/A117.1 rules don't work well for most elders, especially those in care settings.  Research done by Maggie Calkins, Jon Sanford and others have proved what works well for the majority of elders as well as their caregivers. However, the model building codes haven't allowed us to stray from the standard configuration…until now!

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    About the speaker - Amy Carpenter, AIA, LEED AP

    Amy Carpenter is an architect and principal in the SFCS Philadelphia Office. She is an unabashed code geek and has been working hard to transform our nation's model building codes to better serve elders and person-centered care.


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    Volunteers - We are looking for help re-imagining our student competition.  Reach out if you'd like to help.

    Content Wanted - Looking for a platform - reach out and we'll help you get visibility.

    Submissions are due for the Design for Aging Review 17 Awards by July 13, 2023. 

    Sarah Gregory AIA
    Dwell Design Studio, LLC
    Charlotte NC