Date: Thursday, January 27, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Video Conference

We took a moment to remember HERB OPPENHEIMER, long-time devoted member to our committee and to the practice of architecture. Herb died on 29 December 2021. His family will let us know the date and time of a virtual memorial service.

Events in Formation for 2022:

Panel Topic: ADA at Thirty – Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures- Case studies of successful creative projects that extend the useful life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in an Historic District. The committees involved in this project have decided to make it a one-night panel rather than a daytime workshop – date to be determined. Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website is planned. Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.

Panel Topic: Asian Models for Senior Care – Christine and Ted have developed some ideas to further guide and focus our development of this panel which will include a representative from each of three or four major Asian cities. Possible cities: Manila, Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo. The event will be held in-person in March or April.

Panel Topic: Donna Walcavage, of the DFRR and the Committee on Design for Aging is planning a joint event called “Aging and Climate Change” planned for next May. The AARP published an issue with an impact of climate change and increasing disasters on older people. They also have a chapter on this topic in their current policy book.

Other Business (held over from our last meeting): Brian reviewed his meeting with the AIA President and other committee chairs. They discussed the theme “Just Practice” which entails equity, inclusion, affordable housing, senior housing, ADA, and post-Covid cities. Brian presented our DFA’s Accessibility for Historic Structures and Senior Housing in Asian Cultures event programs. President Lamberti said she would distribute the board’s policy statements for 2022, and she suggested that we at DFA consider participating in the 2 ongoing policy discussions, one on shared intergenerational housing (including Accessory Dwellings and Basement units), and the other about Post-Covid Cities planning.

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2022 DFA Dates: 24 February, 24 March, 28 April, 26 May, 23 June

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