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.
This residential community was the winning entry in a design competition sponsored by the former San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) and was made possible by the SFRA's acquisition of seven of the 22 parcels left by the demolition of the Central Freeway following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The development of these former freeway off-ramps provided an opportunity to further the city's affordable housing goals, while also meeting the changing needs of the Western Addition neighborhood. #BestPractices #SpecialProjects #MaryHelenRogersSeniorCommunity #HKITArchitects #DesignforAgingKnowledgeCommunity #DFAR12 #CaseStudies #DFA