The mission of the AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Knowledge Community is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments.
New! Strategies for Safer Senior Living Communities This resource includes strategies for dining facilities, amenity spaces, and individual units. Download >
Fifty years from now, will urban life as we now know it evolve into a new and supportive age-friendly community? That was the theme of the 2019 Design for Aging Student Challenge at the Environments for Aging Conference!
Senior architecture students from the University of Utah, College of Architecture and Planning, explored the future of urban design and architecture where intergenerational and technologically advanced communities accommodate members of the boomer generation, generations Y and X, and people of all subsequent generations.
Design for Aging leadership would like to thank the students for their participation, faculty member Brenda Scheer for her guidance, and Dr. Keith Diaz Moore, AIA, Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning for his support of this competition.