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.
Strategies for Safer Senior Living CommunitiesThis resource includes strategies for dining facilities, amenity spaces, and individual units. Download >
DFAR11: South Franklin Circle
This new active adult residential community promotes a new standard for senior living. The community is located in Northeast Ohio with close proximity to the cultural center of Cleveland’s University Circle. The master plan is based on new urbanist design principles for livable communities. It is comprised of a village square with outlying parcels to promote an active adult lifestyle that emphasizes personal responsibility, community engagement, connection to nature, and comprehensive physical and mental wellness.