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  • 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.

    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?

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

    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.


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