Design for aging involves far more than just ADA compliance or accessibility. Ideally, today’s housing promotes multi-generational living that is as friendly to the needs of the grandkids as it is to the grandparents. While it should include features designed to provide independence to even the very elderly, such as no-step entry, wide doorways and hallways, and good lighting with easy to use switches, the architecture does not have to be sterile or institutional. With 35% of the workforce over 55 years old, design for aging is equally important in the workplace.  The goal is to design promoting wellness, prevention of injury and for elements of choice and individuality.

Snacks will be provided.  Stonepeak Ceramics will host happy hour at the conclusion of the last class.


David Dillard, FAIA, D2 Architecture - Case Studies, Topics and Trends for Senior Living

Ron Davis, RAS, Ron Davis Consulting - Universal Design Principles

Angela Ditmore, Benjamin Moore Paints - Color of Paint in Environments for the Aging

Rebecca Horton, Herman Miller - Human Factors in Workplace Design

Jim Caron, on behalf of Acme Brick - Gauged Panels: The Future of Tile

Bill O'Connor, Dallas Sight and Sound - Designing for Effective Sound Isolation

Marc Migliazzo, EIS Lighting - Human-Centric Lighting: Circadian and Biodynamic Lighting Systems


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