On November 26, the AIANY Design for Aging and Housing committees were pleased to host Carole Agate, Senior Resident of Cornerstone Cohousing, from Cambridge, MA; Grace Kim, AIA, Founding Principal, Schemata Workshop, from Seattle, WA; and Jim Leach, President, Wonderland Hill Development Company (WHDC), from Boulder, CO, on a panel at the Center for Architecture moderated by Patrick B. Han, AIA, Principal, Office ESC from New York, NY.

Bringing together perspectives from tenants, designers and developers across the country, this panel explored examples of co-housing for seniors in urban environments and stressed the role of design in discussions about housing alternatives for seniors. The program also presented how co-housing can address accessibility and sustainability, and how these spaces can enhance benefits to elders.