Environments for Aging Conference
April 15-18, 2023 | Charlotte, NC
Advance registration rates are available through March 30.
DFA Breakfast + Program: Retired But Not TIRED
With educational opportunities and strategies in creating functional, attractive design for senior care environments, you’ll gain valuable information, benefitting you and your entire organization. The conference sessions offer just-breaking information, case studies, and research findings addressing topics relating to the design of CCRC facilities, memory and dementia care and strategies for these unique living environments.
During this unique expo & conference you’ll be among like-minded individuals with common goals and objectives. You’ll be able to discuss with peers what’s been implemented successfully, what roadblocks exist – and any new products or technologies utilized.
Visit DFA leaders at booth 1512 to learn more about our programs and how you can get involved. You're also encouraged to attend the following DFA related sessions during the conference:
April 17, 2023 | 8:00-8:45 am
This distinguished panel of experienced architects have spent nearly their entire careers designing senior living communities. They will reflect on what they have seen as the evolution of senior living in the United States over the past 40 years and each will provide their insight as to what they believe the future in senior living design looks like for the industry in general and for them individually. You can expect a lively discussion and graphic sharing of ideas.
Moderator: Greg Hunteman, Pi Architects, DFA Co-chair
Panelists: Alan Moore, AIA CJMW Architecture
E43 - Crazy Rich Lessons from Singapore: A Case Study of Kampung Admiralty and How to Age Well in the World's Smartest City
Bob Koch, FK Architecture
Glen Tipton, HCM (retired)
April 18, 2023 | 12:00-1:00 pm
Kampung Admiralty was a “first-of-its-kind” intergenerational community built in the Woodlands neighborhood of Singapore. Designed by WOHA Architects, Kampung Admiralty proved to be a hugely successful and transformational neighborhood destination that is serving 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.
E42 - Decarbonization and the Future of RCFE Design and Operation
April 18, 2023 | 12:00-1:00 pm
Upcoming energy code changes and targets will influence the way Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) are planned, constructed, and operated in the future. The requirements and recommendations range from battery back-up to electric-ready infrastructure, impacting commercial kitchens, laundries, energy resilience, and grid dependence, to name a few. In this session, presenters will walk through some of the most important sustainable strategies to design resilient systems for RCFEs and save money over the long term.