Date: Thursday, September 26, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC


Presentation / Discussion: 6:00 – 6:40 (postponed)
Rebecca Macklis, Senior Urban Design Manager, NYC Public Design Commission. Rebecca will speak about her work at the Public Design Commission, and the PDC’s work on Quality Affordable Housing design guidelines, and Women-Designed NYC efforts.

TAFEL HALL Panel: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The New Social Security: Co-Housing for Seniors, co-organized with the Housing Committee

Carole Agate, Senior Resident of Cornerstone Cohousing in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Grace Kim, Architect, Founding Principal, Schemata Workshop in Seattle. Grace has completed co-housing projects and has served on the board of The Cohousing Association, a national not-for-profit organization.
Jim Leach, President, Wonderland Hill Development Company (WHDC), Boulder, Colorado. WHDC has been developing co-housing communities in the western United States for over 20 years.

Patrick B. Han, Architect, Principal, Office ESC. Patrick has served as the Board Vice President (2012-2015) of The Cohousing Association, a national not-for-profit organization.

Other Events in Formation for 2019-2020:

TAFEL HALL Panel Dates: Thursday, December 19, 2019, plus possible 2020 dates.

Panel Topic 1: New Models for Senior Healthcare
Outpatient “Wellness Center”, Geriatric Emergency Rooms, etc. – Co-Hosting of this Event with the AIANY Design for Health confirmed.

Panel Topic 2: Joint Event w/ the Education Committee
Cross-generational Projects such as Nursery Schools and Senior Living Residences under one roof….

Other Business: Discussion of who can represent the DFA at the following symposium:

FUDE – Forum on Age-Friendly Housing & Health Promotion – Towards Healthy Residential Environments for All.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

FUDE has offered to host a representative from NYC who would present the DFA’s “Aging in Place Guide”.
FUDE will provide $4,800 for travel expenses.

Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

New Business

Tafel Hall Dates for 2019: November 26 and December 19 2020 — TBD

Save the Date

Upcoming Committee Meetings: 23 Oct 2019; 21 Nov 2019; 12 Dec 2019; 23 January 2020; 27 February 2020; 26 March 2020; 23 April 2020; 28 May 2020; 25 June 2020; 23 July 2020

Good Reads and More

Insights Beyond Vision by Karen Kraskow

‘We Need Each Other’: Seniors Are Drawn to New Housing Arrangements by Paula Span | The New York Times

American Society of Landscape Architects publishes guide to universal design by Antonio Pacheco | Archinect