Author(s): American Institute of Architects
This much-anticipated new title forms part of the American Institute of Architect's esteemed Design for Aging Review program, a joint effort of the AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community and LeadingAge, which also includes a juried exhibition and education programs. This book celebrates the 25th anniversary of this internationally renowned program and features a selected diverse range of projects. This volume showcases 29 outstanding projects in the areas of architectural innovation and represents the best designs for senior citizens, including nursing homes, dementia care, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities. Each project is presented with rich, full-colour photography, detailed plans, and statistics, illuminating the high level of research, planning and community involvement that goes into these advancements in living environments for seniors.
The AIA, founded in 1857, is the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners, with members in the United States and abroad. Through its national, regional, state, and local components, the AIA works to achieve excellence in the design of built environments and high standards of professionalism for architects through education, government advocacy, and public outreach activities. The mission of the AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community (DFA) 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. The DFA actively works with LeadingAge through preparation, review of projects, and education workshops about designing for aging adults.