August 9, 2018Sustainable Space for Seniors – Design for Aging and the Environment
Tuesday, 05.01.18 | 6pm to 8pm
Location: Hafele Showroom, 20 West 22nd St
AIANY Design for Aging Committee and the AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) presented a program to provide an update on senior housing in New York City, specifically as it relates to accessibility and sustainable design.
The panel brought together perspectives and expertise from architecture, real estate development, municipal government, and accessibility consulting. Panelists offered insights into trends for senior housing, both new and re-purposed. They also examined trends in housing and communities for the elderly and those aging-in-place, and highlighted amazing designs for NYC seniors housing that are also examples of excellent environmental and energy-efficient design. The focus was on the latest developments and future directions in housing and communities for NYC’s aging population; and on outstanding retrofit projects that have re-purposed existing buildings into housing for the elderly and the disabled, while attaining superior levels of energy/environmental performance.Case studies of exemplary NYC buildings were presented, along with the criteria and goals to which they have been developed.
Rich Rosen, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Perkins Eastman
Jack Esterson, Design Partner, Think! Architecture+Design
Isaac Henderson, Development Director, L+M Development Partners
Kleo J. King, Deputy and General Counsel, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Steven Winter, FAIA, Founder and Chairman, Steven Winter Associates