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Cities in the Age of Climate Change

Cities in the Age of Climate Change Resilience, Sustainability and Livability Presenter: Author Susannah Drake Susannah will present her internationally acclaimed practices using urban design and landscape architecture to make cities more resilient. Susannah's firm participated in "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront" at MoMa which featured soft infrastructure solutions to make New York City more resilient to the effects of rising sea levels and coastal storm surges. Susannah's presentation will raise awareness and stimulate ideas for resiliency in Baltimore that has invested so much into the success of the harbor

 10-16-2013 | 18:30 - 20:30 ET


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Autism and Design

Recently, attention has begun to focus on developing supportive residential environments that address the specific needs of post-school-age autistic adults: over the past year a series of national town hall meetings conducted by a consortium of autism groups, housing agencies, developers, service providers and parents of adults with autism have identified housing as a primary concern. This webinar provides instruction in evidence-based design for residential environments for adults with autism and other cognitive disabilities

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DFAR11: Atria Tamalpias Creek Assisted Living

MERIT AWARD RECIPIENT Atria Tamalpias Creek Assisted Living GGLO Each of the four wings creates a neighborhood on each floor. One emphasis of this total building renovation was to create more meaningful gathering spaces in the neighborhoods by re-purposing the underutilized common...

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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 center and neighborhood park. The senior housing, community center, and public park share one large coordinated site that allows for a cohesive design and a pleasant 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


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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. A 116-unit affordable senior...

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Focus Search - Nested units allow for private sleeping alcoves. ENTRY The bold graphics of the entry creates a presence for seniors in the community



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University of Chicago Child Development Center Stony Island

2014 Committee on Architecture for Education Design Excellence Award Category: Excellence Description: Inspired by an adjacent historic landscape, the University of Chicago Childcare Development Center - Stony Island integrates the natural environment with its architecture and child-centered curriculum

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