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DFAR11 Project Spotlight

Read Cloister Nursing Community
Citation Award Recipient
Cummings & McCrady, Inc.

Bishop Gadsden Community has renovated and enlarged the skilled care nursing dining area to eliminate institutional food service and support culture change in a modern resort/hospitality environment. View the project profile.

Penick Village
View of the Servery from the Dining Area
(c) W. Baker and GMK (Interior Designer)
Grandmother and Granddaughter playing in swimming pool at Moldaw Family Residences at Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life
The Great Room is a flexible space that accommodates large communal events as well as intimate gatherings.
(c) Brad Feinknopf

South Franklin Circle
Published Project
EGA PC Architects

This new active adult residential community promotes a new standard for senior living. The community is located in Northeast Ohio with close proximity to the cultural center of Cleveland's University Circle. The master plan is based on new urbanist design principles for livable communities. It is comprised of a village square with outlying parcels to promote an active adult lifestyle that emphasizes personal responsibility, community engagement, connection to nature, and comprehensive physical and mental wellness. View the project profile.



Los Angeles Jewish Home PACE Center

By GMPA Architects

Founded in 1912, the Los Angeles Jewish Home is the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles. The Brandman Centers for Senior Care at Tampa Avenue is the Jewish Home's first Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). It is envisioned as the first of a multi-site regional healthcare network. Read more.

Oklahoma County Seniors Talk About Housing Concerns at Summit
By Zeke Campfield

Restrictive housing is a major obstacle for Oklahomans who want to maintain their independence into their golden years. That's what a focus group of about a hundred Oklahoma County seniors told builders, bankers and architects at a "Senior Summit" on Tuesday. Hosted by Oklahoma County Social Services, United Way of Central Oklahoma, the Oklahoma chapter of AARP and Oklahoma State Homebuilders Association, the daylong seminar was about giving seniors an outlet to voice their concerns about aging. Read more.

Home at Any Age

Edited by Rebecca Falazno

Evan Carroll and Sasha Salzberg have just started their own firm. Their mission? To design housing that meets social needs. As a 29-year-old architect still early in his career, Evan Carroll is not your typical nursing home resident. Yet for nine days in September, he lived at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough. Read more.

DFAR11 Insights & Innovations Study

DFAR11 Insights and Innovations Study

The data collected through the DFAR11 design competition adds to the information that has been gathered by the ten previous cycles conducted since 1992. This is the third consecutive design competition analysis performed by the Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative.

The DFAR11 Insights Study provides a more comprehensive look at statistics, patterns, and innovations impacting the senior living industry and design community. Summarized in this report, the study's findings reflect the changing demands and emerging concepts that are re-shaping today's senior living industry. Download PDF now.

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