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DFAR11: Armstrong Place Senior Housing

MERIT AWARD RECIPIENT Armstrong Place Senior Housing Architect: David Baker + Partners Architect | Full Circle Architecture This dynamic senior housing creates a new icon and brings life and diversity to San Francisco’s developing Third Street Corridor

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Focus Search - ENTRY The bold graphics of the entry creates a presence for seniors in the community



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DFA Fellowship: Design for Seniors

The Design for Aging Knowledge Community offers a fellowship grant for graduate students and emerging professionals in an Undergraduate or Graduate study of a student enrolled in an Architecture Program or aging focused program (nursing, gerontology, health administration, product design, industrial design, landscape, etc.). The fellowship will increase their awareness of the needs and nature of aging in place, attracting talented young architects, designers, professionals and students to the field and advancing the knowledge of planning and design for senior living environments

AIA-DFA Fellowship Application 2020-2021.pdf


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Housing Crisis, Climate Change and the Elder in Nunatsiavut (Canadian Arctic)

Inuit populations across Inuit Nunangat (all Inuit Territories in the Canadian Arctic) have suffered for decades through severe housing shortage and overcrowding conditions. The effects of rapid climate change in the Arctic have further compounded the deterioration of the already overused and abused housing stock

Presentation_PDF_couleur_Alain.pdf


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Designing for Low Vision

Low vision affects health and safety in an increasing percentage of the population as it ages. Since 2011, a Rothschild Foundation Task Force has been working with the National Institute for Building Sciences to develop a set of low vision standards for the design and operational procedures for new and existing buildings in the U.S

DFA Breakfast 2017 - NIBS Low Vision Committee.pptx


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DFAR11: Atria Tamalpias Creek Assisted Living

One emphasis of this total building renovation was to create more meaningful gathering spaces in the neighborhoods by re-purposing the underutilized common spaces to provide enhanced amenity areas

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DFAR11: Landis Homes: Hybrid Homes

CITATION AWARD RECIPIENT Landis Homes: Hybrid Homes RLPS Architects Hybrid homes provide seniors with a new housing option that combines the best of both worlds. Multiple exposures, sheltered parking, outdoor living spaces and an absence of corridors are among the cottage-like benefits....

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Focus Search - Apartment-like features include indoor access to common areas and opportunities for social connections in a multi-story building which requires less site area


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DFAR11: Mabuhay Court Senior Housing and Northside Community Center."

MERIT AWARD RECIPIENT Mabuhay Court Senior Housing and Northside Community Center Architect: David Baker + Partners Architect Full Circle Architecture This project combines 96 affordable rental units for low- and very-low-income independent-living seniors with a 15,000 sf community...

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Focus Search - SENIORS This project combines 96 affordable rental units for low- and very- low-income independent-living seniors with a 15,000 sf community center and neighborhood park. site plan em pi re s tre et public park community center courtyard stoops st oo ps SITE PLAN The senior housing, community center, and public park share one large coordinated site that allows for a cohesive design and a pleasant community. studios 1 bedrooms 2 bedrooms total bedrooms total units parking spots project sf, residential project sf, community center site sf, including community center acres, including community center bedrooms/acre units/acre 19 61 16 112 96 77 95,308 15,418 74,389 1.7 66 56 community center senior housing STRATEGY A creative collaboration between the developer, the designer, and the City allowed the housing to annex the air rights over the community center, resulting in the same number of units and amenities in a low-scale structure in keeping with the neighborhood