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 >
Located at the edge of Oakland's Chinatown, this affordable senior housing development transforms an abandoned brownfield site near a busy freeway into a community asset for disadvantaged and formerly homeless seniors, while setting a high standard for sustainable and universal design. #CaseStudies #MerrittCrossing #BestPractices #DesignforAgingKnowledgeCommunity #LeddyMaytumStacyArchitects #DFAR12 #DFA #SpecialProjects