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Saturday, April 28, 2012
1:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

W01
Person-Environment Fit: Designs for Optimal Aging
Judah L. Ronch, PhD, Dean of the Erickson School at UMBC, Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. William H. Thomas, Founder, Changing Aging; Founder, The Eden Alternative and Green House Project
Margaret Calkins, PhD, CAPS, EDAC, President, I.D.E.A.S., Inc.

This boot camp will address designs for optimal aging by looking at patterns of changes that characterize aging adults. The objective is to understand the effects of these changes on a person's function, psychosocial engagement and quality of life, and how to optimize these with environmental design. Sessions will cover aging and the environment by examining sensory, physiological and cognitive challenges, and the relevant design concepts and tips that maximize function for the greatest number of individuals.

$249 for EFA.11 attendees, $349 for non-attendees.



Sunday, April 29, 2012
1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.

W02
Fun House or Mad House?
Chip Burns, President, The Asbury Group—Integrated Technologies, LLC
Leslie (Lili) Dwight, CIO, Masonic Health System of Massachusetts

Are you wrestling with the questions of "What technologies will my consumer want?", "How do I ensure that my designs address adoptable technologies (remember Beta Max)?", or "What is a mature technology that has an ROI?"

Whether building for a community or an individual, technology for assistive environments is key to a rich life for your clients. In this workshop we will review a variety of technologies, both in use and in the pipeline, that are putting health management, service utilization and security in the hands of the consumer.



Sunday, April 29, 2012
1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.

W03
Senior Housing Development Boot Camp
James M. Warner, FAIA, JSA l Architects Interiors Planners
Kevin Burke, CEO, North Hill Communities, Inc.
Robert Snyder, President and CEO, Stone trust Partners

So, you want to develop or reposition a community; Assisted living, independent living or a CCRC. Where do you start? Who constitutes the team? What will it cost? How long will it take? Boomer demographics, the financial marketplace and repositioning vs. new development are rewriting the rules. Out with the old and in with the new reality.

Because buildings are aging and market changes are occurring, opportunities for renewal are abounding in senior housing. Transforming the old into something with current and future market appeal is a daunting task that goes beyond understanding design alone. Right brain thinking is critical to success. How else could someone negotiate the ocean of change that is facing the senior housing industry? By using real-life examples, this session will de-layer the onion of the repositioning process. Starting with the 26-year-old campus of North Hill, in Needham, Massachusetts, this boot camp will review the basics of senior housing and the major components of the renewal process.
This session will provide a current example through a case study of how to move your current or potential client further through the process, the type of team you will need and how to mitigate as much risk as possible.

 



Sunday, April 29, 2012
1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.

W04
New Models for Independent Senior's Housing
Eric S. McRoberts, AIA, Partner, RLPS Architects-Planning-Architecture-Interior Design

The economic recession, along with the flat housing and challenging bond markets, is forcing providers and architects to explore alternative independent housing models. Those serving today's elderly consumers must continually look beyond traditional models and seek new and better housing options. This interactive workshop will offer critical lessons learned and explore every opportunity for innovative design solutions that respect today's economic realities while improving the quality of life for our aging population. Attendees will explore new directions in senior housing which run counter to common assumptions, review specific case studies involving reinvented hybrid homes and apartments and discuss design solutions that are comfortable, user-friendly, and homelike while gaining economic efficiencies. Attendees will together explore these new options and be challenged to formulate new concepts that will enable providers to remain relevant in today's economic and market realities.



Sunday, April 29, 2012
3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

W05
Third Annual AIAS/SAGE Student Design Competition
Kaye Brown, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropology
James (Skip) Gregory, Principal, Health Facility Consulting
Jack Bowersox, Managing Partner, Life Wellness Communities Development Company, LLC

During this year's AIAS/SAGE Student Design Competition, all architects-in-training who were enrolled in design schools in North America were challenged to design a combination renovation/replacement 60-bed skilled nursing home with a particular emphasis on using the existing site for extending designed space for wellness and therapy. To encourage state-of-the-art submissions, competing teams were supplied with numerous resources, including the new state of Florida building code guidelines that support and encourage resident-centered care within small-scale residential neighborhoods. The main challenge of the competition was to fit all the supporting services required for long-term care for 60 residents into a project that incorporates the site's opportunities for extending designed space beyond the building envelope. The winners will be announced and the first-place design team members will present their work at this session.