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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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Bringing long-term care back into community

By Rudy P. Friesen, FRAIC, Hon FAIA, LEED AP / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, October 2016 As an architect I have poured my heart and soul into creating better environments for elders, especially those in long-term care (LTC). More than 15 years ago, when my first household...

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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...


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DFAR12: Sun City Tower Kobe

The design of this CCRC was intended to bring the high standards of design, care, and service for seniors to the Kansai region of Japan. Creating a large yet integrated urban community in this redevelopment district - that was rapidly transitioning from industrial to residential use - was of...

Sun city.pdf