Design for Aging
Jerry Maltz, AIA
Lisa Morgenroth, Assoc. AIA
Upcoming Events:October 8, 2014 -- Co-Housing & Micro-Units as Potential Senior Housing Alternatives
2014 Public Events
Francesca Birks, AIA; Americas Lead, Arup Foresight + Research + Innovation Team
2013 Public Events
2012 Public Events
April 25, 2012 -- From Plans to Practice: Best Practices in Accessible Design and Construction in Affordable Housing New York City
Peter Stratton; Senior Vice President, Director of Accessibility Compliance and Consulting, Steven Winter Associates
Mark Ginsberg, FAIA; Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg, Architects
April 18, 2012 -- Aging in Place in the City: Environments for Affordable Care and Support
Joseph Healy Jr. PhD; C.O.O., Comprehensive Care Management, Centerlight Health Care,
Stacey Johnston, M.P.A.; Director of Key Initiatives, Centerlight Health Care
Frank Lang; Director of Housing, St. Nicks Alliance
Georgeen Theodore, AIA; Principal, Interboro Partners
Christine Hunter, AIA; Principal, Magnusson Architecture and Planning
January 19, 2012 -- The Evolution of Existing Models for Senior Housing and Care in NYC
Judith Edelman, FAIA; Principal, Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects
Andrew Knox, AIA; Principal, Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects
Peter Samton, FAIA; Principal, Gruzen Samton Architects Planners & Interior Designers
Susan Wright, AIA; Principal, Gruzen Samton Architects Planners & Interior Designers
David Weinstein, MHSA, LNH; Executive VP & CEO, Hebrew Home for the Aged
Christine Hunter, AIA; Principal, Magnusson Architecture & Planning
2011 Public Events
October 18, 2011 -- NYC Council Priorities for an Age-Friendly NYC
Jessica Lappin, NYC Councilwoman; Chair, NYC Council Committee on Aging
June 28, 2011 -- Aging-in-Place...(aren't we all?)
Eric Cohen, AIA, NCIDQ
Rosemary Bakker, ASID, MS
Ellen Fisher, ASID, Interim Dean, New York School of Interior Design
April 5, 2011 -- Towards an Age-Friendly New York City: An Overview
Ruth Finkelstein, ScD; Vice President for Health Policy, New York Academy of Medicine;
January 13, 2011 -- Aging in Place(s) - Innovative Designs for Senior Living
Richard Rosen, AIA; Principal, Perkins Eastman Architects
Robyne Kassen, Assoc. AIA; Principal, Urban Movement Design
2010 Public Events
November 1, 2010 -- Inclusive Design Guidelines, New York City (IDG)
Matthew Sapolin; Commissioner, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)
Robert Piccolo, AIA; Deputy Commissioner, MOPD; Editor in Chief, IDG
Jason Mischel, Esq.; General Counsel, MOPD
Fatma Amer, PE; First Deputy Commissioner, Technical Affairs, NYC Department of Buildings
Steven Winter, FAIA; President, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
William Stein, FAIA; Principal, Dattner Architects
Steven Landau; Director of Research, Touch Graphics
Robyne Kassen, Assoc. AIA; Design Director, Urban Movement Design
Sarah Gluck; Director of Movement Design, Urban Movement Design
June 22, 2010 -- NORCs - Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities
Nat Yalowitz, MSW, LCSW; President, NORC Program at Penn South Housing Co-op; President, National NORC Center, NYC
Georgeen Theodore, AIA; Principal, Interboro Partners
April 29, 2010 -- Design for the Aging in New York City
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli; Commissioner, NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA)
Meeting Dates and Locations
The committee meets on the 4th Thursday of each month, with exceptions in November and December. All meetings start at 6:00pm and will be held at the Center for Architecture.
July 24, 2014
August 29, 2014
September 18, 2014
Committee Meeting Minutes:
The goal of this sub-committee is to develop innovative affordable housing designs that offer improved possibilities for urban senior living, through a day-long charrette and an architectural competition. The charrette will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Center for Architecture.
The aim of the Charrette, BOOMING BOROUGHS: Redesigning Aging-in-Place in NYC, is to develop innovative urban housing models for senios households that are socially and economically viable and sustainable.
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Documents of Reference by AIANY DFA Committee
The two documents below were written by members of the Design for Aging Committee in May 2011, aiming to increase awareness about possibilities for making design & construction of the physical environment more age-friendly, specifically for seniors, but also for people in all age groups.
The article Aging In Place: There's No Place Like Home was written by two members of the AIANY DFA Committee; it originally appeared in Oculus, Winter 2012 issue, the quarterly magazine of the AIANY Chapter.
On May 28, 2013 several members of the AIANY DFA Committee spoke at the NY Public Library, 42nd Street Central Building, about Design for a Lifetime: Preparing Your Home for Successful Aging. A video of the event is available at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL6gs3aZKBapSVTOXEYaqjiQZW4HO-4me
Links of Interest for the DFA Community
Evidence Matters, the entire Fall 2013 issue, published by HUD Office of Policy Development & Research is devoted to Aging in Place
Age-Friendly NYC: Enhancing Our City's Livability for Older New Yorkers, a report published by the NY Academy of Medicine and the Bloomberg Administration, August 2009
5 Good Things About Aging, article in Consumer Report 'onHealth', May 2013
Low-Rise High Density Housing, Architizer magazine article
Transforming Aging Through Healthier Design, 10 page summary of a panel discussion that occured on November 2012
Environmental Geriatrics Course: Improving Function & Safety, originally presented at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.
Local Leaders: Healthier Communities Through Design,a report published by the AIA DFA Knowledge Community.
Creating Lifelong Communities in the Atlanta Region, an article from the American Architectural Foundation (AAF), about a 9-day charrette sponsored by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).
Universal Design Summit: Creating Livable Homes & Communities - a conference on May 6-9, 2013 in St. Louis, MO
Housing in America: The Baby Boomers Turn 65 - a new publication from the Urban Land Istitute (ULI) explores opportunities and chalenges in housing the nations's older citizens
Report on Design for Aging Forum held in February 2012 by the American Architectural Foundation (AAF)
Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros Talks about Aging in Place - article in the Washington Post, August 13, 2012
Creating a Virtual Integrated Village (VIV) - talk by Professor Dennis Domer, University of Kansas
adAPT Competition to design a micro-unit of approximately 300 square feet of living space in NYC, aimed at housing young singles.
AIA Platform Statement to encourage candidates for Mayor of NYC to think about ways to improve the urban environment for our growing senior population.
Age-friendly Colleges Starting August 17, a new website for older adults will come online. Age-friendly New York City, a joint venture of the Office of the Mayor, the City Council and the New York Academy of Medicine, is introducing a new and free service for older adults. "Age-Friendly NYC College Link," an online, searchable database of educational opportunities available to older adults at the New York City-area colleges and universities.
Public Housing in Vienna Traveling exhibition to examine unparalleled architecture of Viennese public housing.
The AIA continuing education team is offering archived courses from the AIA 2012 Convention; and more than 30 learning units from AIA's existing course catalog. Many of the courses qualify for HSW credit in topics like ADA and design for aging.
Best Cities for Successful Aging- a new report by the Milken Institute ranking 359 metro areas in the U.S.; New York is #5
Living Fully: Resources for Aging Well in the City - A Manhattan guide for seniors published by the Office of the Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer
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