Date: Thursday, June 23, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Video Conference


Post-Panel Review:Independent Aging in Asian Cities” at June 7, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Opening Presentation: DFA Committee Member Bruce Eisenberg spoke on Accessibility Upgrades by NYCHA.


Events in Formation for 2022:

TAFEL HALL Panels Potentials:

Panel Topic A: ADA at Thirty: Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures On hold. 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 B: Aging Populations and Climate Change — scheduled for Fall 2022. Donna Walcavage, of the DFRR, and the Committee on Design for Aging are planning a joint event.

Our audience will be design professionals but we may have others from the general public interested in the topic. The DFRR committee or our moderator can introduce the speakers with some statistics and other information highlighting the scale of the issue to engage the audience. Then 3 or 4 speakers covering these aspects:

1) Evaluating places to live
2) Preparation for shocks and stressors
3) Evacuation or shelter in place

We will focus on social equity, accessibility and mobility as we cover these topics. In the limited time for the panel, we can’t cover all the possible shocks and stressors, so if we find a good speaker in one aspect that is focused on extreme heat and another that is talking about sea level rise, it is ok to acknowledge the range of the discussion.

Panel Topic C: How are Smaller Architecture Firms addressing the needs of an aging NYC population? Perhaps a Panel in conjunction with the Emerging Architects Committee and/or the Women in Architecture Committee.

Panel Topic D: Renew our outreach for Aging in Place Guide as the need for more alterations to existing homes increases. (Chia-Yi)


Save the Date

  • 2022 DFA Dates: 28 July, AUGUST RECESS, 22 September, 20 October.