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Sunday, March 20, 2011
1:00 — 3:00 p.m.
 
W01 — Code Collide-o-scope

Eric S. McRoberts, AIA, Partner, RLPS Architects

Anyone that works in the seniors' industry as a designer, consultant or care provider understands that the current codes do not address the real needs of today's seniors. The ADA regulations, for example, address the needs of a general handicapped population, but not those requiring assistance due to limited upper body strength or other frailties. Codes provide us with design guidelines that are rooted in research; however, specialized criteria or exceptions are needed for specific user groups like seniors. This interactive workshop will discuss the current codes affecting the seniors' industry and the revisions or exceptions needed to address a US aging population that will have more than 53 million people over the age of 75 by the year 2020. We will also discuss the momentum that is building to develop exceptions to the current codes and how the code landscape might change or look in the future.

 
   
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1:00 — 3:00 p.m.
  W02 — Boomers Aren't Interested in Aging in Place, They Are Looking to be Ageless—A Fresh Look at This Demographic
Brian Dawson, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Irwin Partners Architects
Mitch Brown, Chief Development Officer, Kisco Senior Living
Helen Foster, Principal, Foster Strategy

With 8,000 people a day turning 60, it won't be very long before our current CCRC model falls under the microscope of Boomers. Boomers are on their quest for Self Realization and they are not going to find it in a CCRC if we don't understand what they truly want and need. Join an architect, marketing strategist and an developer/owner/operator for this interactive workshop that will dissect current trends to project the future of retirement communities that will adapt to boomers, discuss real world feedback about what works and what doesn't and explore potential business models based on dramatic econonmic shifts.

 
   
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1:00 — 3:00 p.m.
 

W03 — A Review of 2009 & 2010 Long Term Living's Remodel- Renovation Competition
Andrew Alden, M.Arch, Senior Associate, Engberg Anderson, Inc., and winners of the Long Term Living Remodel-Renovation Competition

The Annual (online) Remodel - Renovation Competition, sponsored by Vendome & SAGE , generates many projects that are unseen by the general public but have noteworthy aspects that can inspire renovation projects however big or small. This presentation will highlight winners from the previous two years as well as projects worthy of note. Attendees will meet individuals involved in these various projects, explore renovation ideas from a variety of environments for aging, and identify renovations with construction costs ranging from a few hundred dollars to the thousands. In addition to benchmarking these best practices, you will also learn about the competition submission process and key aspects to include in your submission.

 
   
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1:00 — 3:00 p.m.
 

W04 — DATHA Coalition: An Integrative Model for Sustainable Aging Practices
Jon A. Sanford, M.Arch, Director, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Architecture, GA Tech
Although there are a range of professions including service provision, research and education, design and technology development, that are promoting healthy aging, the lack of integration and coordination of these efforts makes it difficult to implement new and innovate practices. This presentation will present a model that brings these disparate efforts together to create a more effective and sustainable community of aging professionals. Design and Technology for Healthy Aging (DATHA) is a multidisciplinary effort that brings together researchers, industry and service providers in the Atlanta area to work collaboratively to identify needs of older adults, their caregivers and those providing support services to them; identify existing and/or develop new designs and technologies to respond to those needs, and work with design and technology partners to apply those solutions in the real world. Specific emphasis will be given to future efforts of the coalition to function as a catalyst for a major shift in the way design and technologies for healthy aging is conceptualized and implemented.

 
   
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3:00 — 4:00 p.m.
 

W05 — 2011 AIA/SAGE Student Design Competition—Rebuilding HOME
Kaye Brown, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke University & Boston University
James R. Gregory, Ph.D., Sole Proprietor, Health Facility Consulting

This year's AIA/SAGE Student Design Competition challenged architects-in-training to design a replacement 60-bed skilled nursing home in central Florida and to fit the new home onto a tight site while maintaining all existing services. Competition teams were supplied with a set of design guidelines drafted to support and encourage resident-centered care within small-scale residential neighborhoods. This workshop will present competition guidelines and the outcomes of the award-winning designs that support resident-centered practice. Participants will discover in person the winning student designs and acquire unique access to the jury's comments on the student designs submitted for the competition.

 
   
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