September 18, 2019
On April 23, the AIANY Design for Aging and Public Architects Committees were pleased to host Tristan Porto, RLA, Senior Project Manager, Capital Projects, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Britt Zuckerman, RLA, Senior Associate, Dirtworks Landscape Architecture and Bryan Patrick Ross, Senior Associate, Center for Active Design on a panel moderated by Richard Rosen, AIA, Principal, Perkins Eastman at the Center for Architecture.
The focus was on public open space design that meets the health and recreational needs of urban seniors as they age-in-place in their neighborhoods. Recent case studies of innovative design approaches in parks, the exterior spaces of civic buildings such as libraries and police stations, streets, and public plazas were presented.
August 9, 2018
Tuesday, 05.01.18 | 6pm to 8pm
Location: Hafele Showroom, 20 West 22nd St
AIANY Design for Aging Committee and the AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) presented a program to provide an update on senior housing in New York City, specifically as it relates to accessibility and sustainable design.
The panel brought together perspectives and expertise from architecture, real estate development, municipal government, and accessibility consulting. Panelists offered insights into trends for senior housing, both new and re-purposed. They also examined trends in housing and communities for the elderly and those aging-in-place, and highlighted amazing designs for NYC seniors housing that are also examples of excellent environmental and energy-efficient design. The focus was on the latest developments and future directions in housing and communities for NYC’s aging population; and on outstanding retrofit projects that have re-purposed existing buildings into housing for the elderly and the disabled, while attaining superior levels of energy/environmental performance.Case studies of exemplary NYC buildings were presented, along with the criteria and goals to which they have been developed.
Rich Rosen, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Perkins Eastman
Jack Esterson, Design Partner, Think! Architecture+Design
Isaac Henderson, Development Director, L+M Development Partners
Kleo J. King, Deputy and General Counsel, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Steven Winter, FAIA, Founder and Chairman, Steven Winter Associates
November 10, 2017
Wednesday, 11.01.17 | 6pm to 8pm
Location: Center for Architecture
On 11.01.17, the committee celebrated the creation and publication of translated versions, in Spanish and Mandarin, of the Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners, which was created in 2016 by the NYC Department for the Aging with the assistance of AIANY. A panel discussion will review how different countries and cultures are addressing the needs of their senior populations, which in many cases are increasing as a proportion of total residents. Hear from local and international professionals on current efforts in the US, Asia and Europe. Is there a changing awareness on the part of governments and architects on the meaning and importance of universal design? What are the benefits of aging in place, both for seniors and for society as a whole?
Feng Cheng Tang, Chair, Foundation of Universal Design Education, Taiwan
Robert Wong, Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited
Leah Kreger, RA, NYC Department for the Aging
John O’Meara, President, HEWI Inc.
Thu, 9/26, 2019, 6:00pm
Wed, 10/23, 2019, 6:00pm
Thu, 11/21, 2019, 6:00pm
Tue, 4/23/19, 6:00pm
Thu, 9/13/18, 6:00pm
Tue, 5/1/18, 6:00pm
Wed, 11/1/17, 6:00pm
Thu, 8/10/17, 6:00pm