AIA Northern Virginia
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Trends in Aging In Place Design
April 30

At the Miele Showroom, Fairfax Square, 8065 Leesburg Pike #110, Vienna, VA 22182.

There is an increasing desire among today's homeowners to live in one's home as they age which has created a strong demand for aging in place design expertise. To help homeowners make their home a safe and comfortable living environment for the long term, there are many design solutions to consider. Likewise, designers are answering this demand by focusing their businesses on renovating existing homes and designing new homes that provide design flexibility, pleasing aesthetics, high function, and usability for all people (including those aging in place), without regard to income or ability level.

The goal of this seminar is to enable participants to identify common challenges and trends within the home and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for homeowners who want to age in place.

Learning Objectives:
•Evaluate the requirements, requests, and preconceptions of clients when considering aging in place.
•Identify special considerations for assessing the home and site for financial and feasibility issues, including executing the job while the homeowner is in residence.
•Consider design challenges and solutions that allow for safety and independence in a residential environment.
•Examine options for aging in place such as technologies and different living contexts.  

• Lisa Ann Fagan, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, CEO – Strategies for Successful Aging
     Past Chair, AOTA Home & Community Health Special Interest Section
• Jeffrey Levine, AIA AICP LEED-AP, Principal – Levine Design Studio
• Louis Tenenbaum – Aging in Place Advocate
• Rebecca Hubler, ASID, CAPS – Designed Interiors, Inc.
     Washington Metro Chapter of ASID President-Elect
• Francisca Alonso, Assoc. AIA, CAPS – CEO & co-founder of AV Architects + Builders

1.5 LU|HSW. $10 for AIA members; $15 non members. Pre-registration required.

Organized by AIA Northern Virginia for the Capital Area CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network, an AIA Knowledge Community), a tri-chapter committee founded jointly by AIA|DC, AIA Northern Virginia and AIA Potomac Valley.