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  • November 11, 2019

    Date: Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    Location: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC

     

    Agenda

    TAFEL HALL Panel: Tuesday, November 26, 2019, The New Social Security: Co-Housing for Seniors

    Speakers:
    Carole Agate, Senior Resident of Cornerstone Cohousing, Cambridge, MA
    Grace Kim, Founding Principal, Schemata Workshop, Seattle, WA – Kim has completed cohousing projects and has served on the board of The Cohousing Association, a national not-for-profit organization.
    Jim Leach, President, Wonderland Hill Development Company (WHDC), Boulder, CO –  WHDC has developed cohousing communities in the western United States for over 20 years.

    Moderator:
    Patrick B. Han, Principal, Office ESC, New York, NY – Han has served as the Board Vice President (2012-2015) of The Cohousing Association, a national not-for-profit organization.

     

    Other Events in Formation for 2019-2020:

    TAFEL HALL Panel: Thursday, December 19, 2019.

    Panel Topic: New Models for Senior Healthcare Outpatient “Wellness Center”, Geriatric Emergency Rooms, etc. Co-Hosting of this Event with the AIANY Design for Health Committee confirmed.

    TAFEL HALL Panel — Possible Dates:  Tuesday, February 25, or March 3 or 10, 2020.

    Joint Event w/ Education Committee Cross-generational Projects such as Nursery Schools and Senior Living Residences under one roof….

    TAFEL HALL Panel — Possible Dates: Late April or May 2020.

    Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee Aging in a Historic Residence: Aging in Place Adaptations. 

     

    Other Business: Confirmed: Susan Wright will present the DFA “Aging in Place Guide” at the FUDE Forum on Age-Friendly Housing & Health Promotion -Towards Healthy Residential Environments for All. Date:  Saturday, February 22, 2020. Location: Taipei, Taiwan. FUDE will pay $4,800 in travel expenses.

     

    Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

    November 21: Alyssa Kies and Elena Kieffer of NYAM (New York Academy of Medicine):  Work that NYAM is doing for “Age Friendly New York City”.

    December 12: Tentative: Donald Strum and Rob VanVarick present the Stryker wheelchair and other designs for the aging from the office of Michael Graves Architecture.

    January 23: Rebecca Macklis, Senior Urban Design Manager, NYC Public Design Commission. Rebecca will speak about her work at the Public Design Commission, and the PDC’s work on Quality Affordable Housing design guidelines and Women-Designed NYC efforts.

     

    Save the Date

    Tafel Hall Dates for 2019: November 26 and December 19

    2020: TBD

    2019-2020 DFA Dates: Nov 21, 2019; Dec 12, 2019 (Party!); January 23, 2020; February 27, 2020; March 26, 2020; April 23, 2020; May 28, 2020; June 25, 2020; July 23, 2020

  • October 5, 2019

    Date: Thursday, September 26, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
    Location: At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC

    Agenda

    Presentation / Discussion: 6:00 – 6:40 (postponed)
    Rebecca Macklis, Senior Urban Design Manager, NYC Public Design Commission. Rebecca will speak about her work at the Public Design Commission, and the PDC’s work on Quality Affordable Housing design guidelines, and Women-Designed NYC efforts.

    TAFEL HALL Panel: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    The New Social Security: Co-Housing for Seniors, co-organized with the Housing Committee

    Speakers:
    Carole Agate, Senior Resident of Cornerstone Cohousing in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Grace Kim, Architect, Founding Principal, Schemata Workshop in Seattle. Grace has completed co-housing projects and has served on the board of The Cohousing Association, a national not-for-profit organization.
    Jim Leach, President, Wonderland Hill Development Company (WHDC), Boulder, Colorado. WHDC has been developing co-housing communities in the western United States for over 20 years.

    Moderator:
    Patrick B. Han, Architect, Principal, Office ESC. Patrick has served as the Board Vice President (2012-2015) of The Cohousing Association, a national not-for-profit organization.

    Other Events in Formation for 2019-2020:

    TAFEL HALL Panel Dates: Thursday, December 19, 2019, plus possible 2020 dates.

    Panel Topic 1: New Models for Senior Healthcare
    Outpatient “Wellness Center”, Geriatric Emergency Rooms, etc. – Co-Hosting of this Event with the AIANY Design for Health confirmed.

    Panel Topic 2: Joint Event w/ the Education Committee
    Cross-generational Projects such as Nursery Schools and Senior Living Residences under one roof….

    Other Business: Discussion of who can represent the DFA at the following symposium:

    FUDE – Forum on Age-Friendly Housing & Health Promotion – Towards Healthy Residential Environments for All.

    Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan

    FUDE has offered to host a representative from NYC who would present the DFA’s “Aging in Place Guide”.
    FUDE will provide $4,800 for travel expenses.

    Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

    New Business

    Tafel Hall Dates for 2019: November 26 and December 19 2020 — TBD

    Save the Date

    Upcoming Committee Meetings: 23 Oct 2019; 21 Nov 2019; 12 Dec 2019; 23 January 2020; 27 February 2020; 26 March 2020; 23 April 2020; 28 May 2020; 25 June 2020; 23 July 2020

    Good Reads and More

    Insights Beyond Vision by Karen Kraskow

    ‘We Need Each Other’: Seniors Are Drawn to New Housing Arrangements by Paula Span | The New York Times

    American Society of Landscape Architects publishes guide to universal design by Antonio Pacheco | Archinect

  • September 18, 2019
    Tristan Porto, RLA, talked about Designing for Urban Seniors in NYC Parks. Photo: Brian Pape.

    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.

    Panelists:
    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

    Moderator:
    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?

    English: Download PDF
    Spanish: Download PDF
    Mandarin: Download PDF

    Speakers
    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

    Moderator
    John O’Meara, President, HEWI Inc.

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