Design for Aging Review Awards

Starts:  May 23, 2023 09:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jul 13, 2023 05:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Design for Aging

Design for Aging Review Awards

Submission deadline: July 13 by 5pm ET

The AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community is thrilled to invite architects, designers, and providers to submit projects for consideration in the Design for Aging Review (DFAR), Cycle 17.

The Design for Aging Review provides architects and their teams with the opportunity to demonstrate innovative solutions that improve the quality of life for older adults within specified project constraints. The competition includes a juried exhibition, access to digital content, and educational programs that showcase communities representing conscientious surroundings that advance environments for senior living. The jury is comprised of industry architects, allied professionals, and senior living providers, who will convene to select the recipients.

All selected projects will be published in a digital DFAR17 compilation. In addition, the Merit projects will be published in a Supplement for Environments for Aging, sent to approximately 23,000 subscribers. The projects will also be exhibited at one of more of the following conferences: LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo, Environments for Aging Conference and Expo, as well as the AIA Conference on Architecture.

The non-refundable entry fee is $750 for first entry (either built, unbuilt or affordable) and $500 for additional project(s) or small project under $3 million.


  • Built Projects
  • Small Projects: Built or Unbuilt ($3 million construction cost or less)
  • Affordable Projects
  • Unbuilt Projects