Thursday, July 22, 2021, 5:00 – 6:30 PM ET
Location: Video Conference


Member Check-in:  How’s everyone doing???  Where did the summer go??

Opening Presentation:  Yuko Sono from CLOUDS Architecture shared their findings from Aging Tokyo Workshops in GSAPP.

Events in Formation for 2021:


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. We will make this either a one half day workshop (3-4 hours) Speed presentation style of presentations or an evening panel, and Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website.  Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.

Panel Topic: Asian Models for Senior Care–Explore how models of senior care in Asian countries may differ from those in the US.  Possible countries to highlight include Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and others.

Christine has good ideas / connections for moving this forward as listed below:

  • Local culture regarding extended families and care of older family members
  • Government support for senior services and affordable senior housing
  • Laws/codes regarding accessibility of the built environment
  • Architecture and urban design, either new or traditional

The panel may start from case study and move on to the regional characteristics. We shared about some special histories and developments we’ve learned and will continue reaching out to the prospective panelists.

Monthly Meetings: Returning to in-person meetings in October!

Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

September 23:  “Affordable Housing for All Ages / New Trends in Housing Older Adults” by DFA Committee Member Katherine (Kathy) Kline.

Save the Date

2021 DFA Dates:  September 23, October 28, November 18 (the 3rd Thursday)