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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.

DFAR12: Cosby Spear Highrise 

03-23-2015 14:55

When the owner received stimulus funding, the team determined programming and design that would result in maximum impact for the seniors and disabled residents of the two highrise buildings on a prominent north avenue site along the edge of the city. The design style for the property was focused on providing light and open spaces which promote socially interactive programs. By providing open spaces, residents are constantly exposed to the activities taking place. Whereas the original design put everything behind closed doors, the new design invited residents to join in.

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