October 17, 2022AIANY Design for Aging Virtual Committee Meeting | September 22, 2022
Date: Thursday, September 22, 5:00–6:30 PM
Location: Video Conference
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 Design for Risk & Reconstruction Committee (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.
Panel Topic D: Design for Aging and Education.
- Studio HIP has renovated many school playgrounds in conjunction with the Trust for Public Land that incorporate senior ideas and uses. These playgrounds must be open to others during after-school hours. Liz Hand-Fry is the founder of Studio HIP, a landscape architecture firm.
- Jeffrey Rosenfeld at New School holds a seminar named Design for Aging Population to explore how global aging is impacting on all aspects of design, especially on the design of “Home.” It might help us to understand how higher educationists and potential young professions see the opportunity and address the topic of design for aging.
Panel Topic E: Design for Aging and Women in Architecture Committee. How women in architecture address design for aging? How they run the firm/team with the consideration of aging care? Perhaps a Panel in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Committee.
- Stephanie Firestone at AARP International collaborates with international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the American Planning Association (APA), the Global Planners Network, and the American Society on Aging (ASA) to advance the art of planning for aging in the U.S. and internationally. Stephanie shares and exchanges good practices with age-friendly colleagues around the world and provides consultation to cities seeking to become more age-friendly.
The Committee will invite these potential speakers/panelists to the opening presentations in fall.
The next Committee meeting will take place November 3 as a combined October and November meeting.
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- 2022 DFA Dates: November 3, December 15
Design for Aging
The AIA New York Design for Aging Committee is dedicated to the needs of the aging population in an urban environment. We explore design issues, develop universal design recommendations, increase public awareness, and educate professionals in various fields, to create a more age-friendly city. We are committed to diversity in all issues, ensuring a profession capable of reaching into constituencies previously underserved and giving agency to issues of inclusion and representation. Please join us as we explore a wider range of options that promote diversity, and have a stronger influence on projects and programs in NYC and beyond.