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AAH Academy Journal Call For Papers

The 2021 Academy Journal submission period is closed. You are invited to submit articles, innovative project case studies, completed research projects, and monographs in the field of healthcare design. All disciplines are encouraged to submit (doctors, nurses, administrators,...

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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...