Attendees of the Design for Aging Committee’s January Meeting were delighted to have Jack Carman from Design for Generations discuss his experience as a landscape architect designing memory care spaces. From theories such as Roger Ulrich’s Supportive Design Theory, which argues that window views may influence recovery from surgery, to real-life examples like Central Park in Royal Caribbean Cruises, which presents gardens as quiet places onboard for passengers to “relax”, Jack provided his insights on garden design and great resources for us to continue exploring more design work for the creation of therapeutic outdoor environments. The following potluck and get-together also welcomed committee members to another great new year!

On March 13, 2024, at 6:00pm, the AIANY Design for Aging Committee will host the program NYCHA Redevelopment of Chelsea & Elliot Houses in Manhattan at the Center for Architecture. The presentation will focus on the precise ways that the design team has considered the aging population as the predominant tenants of public housing developments. So don’t miss it!