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DFA Fellowship: Design for Seniors

Submit for the 2020-2021 Fellowship. Applications will be open for a few more weeks! 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...

AIA-DFA Fellowship Application 2020-2021.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...

DFA Breakfast 2017 - NIBS Low Vision Committee.pptx


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

Article written by Alain Fournier, Architect, OAQ, OAA, ALBNL, FRAIC for the DFA Blueprints 2015 Q2 edition on Resiliency. Inuit populations across Inuit Nunangat (all Inuit Territories in the Canadian Arctic) have suffered for decades through severe housing shortage and overcrowding...

Presentation_PDF_couleur_Alain.pdf



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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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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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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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