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DFA Fellowship: Design for Seniors

This fellowship application cycle is now closed. The Design for Aging Knowledge Community is pleased to announce a new opportunity, offering a fellowship grant for graduate students and emerging professionals in an Undergraduate or Graduate study of a student enrolled in an Architecture...

AIA DFA Fellowship Application 2019-2020.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-type...



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Can you harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being, and comfort? Register for the WELL Workshop at Convention today!

Can you harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being, and comfort? This one-day intensive workshop will introduce you to the WELL Building Standard, the world's first building standard focused solely on the health and wellness of people in buildings. ...


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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 conditions....

Presentation_PDF_couleur_Alain.pdf




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DFAR12: Worman's Mill Village Center

This is a virtual CCRC; it is also, in effect, a naturally encouraged retirement community. it is a collaboration between a for-profit developer and an architect who shared the same vision of the future of senior living. #DFAR12 #SpecialProjects #DFA #CaseStudies #BestPractices ...

Wormans Mill.pdf