Live course: Crazy Rich Lessons from Singapore: A Case Study of Kampung Admiralty and Aging Well in

When:  Oct 16, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Design for Aging

Crazy Rich Lessons from Singapore: A Case Study of Kampung Admiralty and Aging Well in the World’s Smartest City

October 16 | 12-1pm ET | Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW
Kampung Admiralty was a “first of its kind” intergenerational community built in the Woodlands neighborhood of Singapore. Designed by WOHA Architects, Kampung Admiralty initially faced significant community opposition but has ultimately proven to be a hugely successful and transformational neighborhood destination. Four years after its completion, the development now serves as a template for other planned intergenerational developments around Singapore.
Singapore is also the world’s smartest city and leads the way in the adoption of technology as an integral part of daily living. As we know, the ability of older adults to age in place well and independently is increasingly turning to technology, and Singapore has a number of government-sponsored, innovative initiatives underway at individual, community, and city-wide levels.
Learning objectives

  • Learn how Kampung Admiralty revitalized the traditional “village” typology to create an innovative and new kind of senior living community in Singapore.
  • Identify the specific program elements combined in Kampung Admiralty that make it such as stellar example of successful urban planning, social engineering, and biophilic design.
  • Understand the definition of a smart city and how Singapore has positioned itself at the top of the rankings for multiple years in a row.
  • Learn how the world’s smartest city helps take care of its aging population through use of cutting-edge technology and innovative problem-solving.


Claire Dickey headshot

Principal, HESTIA

Claire has spent the majority of her 20-year career building an expertise in senior living design, primarily as an architect, but also briefly as a real estate developer. She worked in the Washington, DC office of Perkins Eastman from 2013-2021 before leaving to launch her own small architecture and interior design firm in Middleburg, VA. As a firm owner, Claire is interested in the evolution of outdated design practices through the use of evidence-based design, with the future of intergenerational communities being a particular area of interest and research.                       

Claire serves as the 2022-2023 co-chair of the AIA’s Design for Aging Knowledge Community. She received her undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. When she’s not in the office you can find her in a local winery, where she enjoys working part-time as a tasting room associate.