2017 Conference Sessions
Select Criteria: Session Type = Deep Dive, Educational Session, Keynote

Monday, February 27, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room: Southseas F
  • Session Number: K01
In this thought-provoking presentation, Dr. Landry takes us on a trip through our species history in order to identify those uniquely human character and lifestyle traits which form the core of both our preferences and needs. He asserts that although our societies have changed radically since the Industrial Revolution, we still... Read More
  • Keynote

Monday, February 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Palm A
  • Session Number: E01
Neurocognitive disorders often affect the elder population, resulting in memory and cognition issues with behaviors that can include wandering, aggression, or apathy. This session will present the results of a research study done using a customized iPad application that tracked the behavior, walking patterns, and repetitive motions of an elderly... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Alana Carter LEED, AID
Principal
HGA Architects and Engineers
Co-Presenter
Terri Zborowsky PhD, EDAC
Design Researcher
HGA Architects and Engineers
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm B
  • Session Number: E02
At EFA Expo 2016, the Medical Specialty Unit was introduced as a model of low-cost, high-quality, post-acute rehabilitation care. Launching from that original session, this new material presents a project collaboration using the model in the development of a 100-bed post-acute rehab and memory care skilled nursing facility (including outpatient... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Donovan Smith AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP
Senior Healthcare Planner
KTH Architects Inc.
Co-Presenter
Elena Pathak Associate AIA, LEED AP
Senior Project Designer
KTH Architects Inc.
Co-Presenter
Lori Jowett
Administrator
Health Central Hospital/Orlando Health
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm C
  • Session Number: E03
A large number of older people prefers to remain in their own homes rather than move to any form of senior housing. Housing for the future needs to be aspirational and designed to meet the needs of those who are aging and/or living with dementia. In 2015, De Fiddes Design... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Debbie de Fiddes
Managing Director/Owner
De Fiddes Design
Co-Presenter
Terri Preece
Environmental Design Consultant
Demential Training Australia, University of Wollongong
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm D
  • Session Number: E04
No longer lackluster food on a compartmentalized tray, today’s senior dining experience is a vibrant mix of tastes, colors, textures and, yes, even atmosphere. In this fast-paced session, industry experts share the details of the creation of unparalleled dining experiences using a variety of case studies. The presenters—an architect, food... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Adam Grafton
Senior Corporate Executive Chef
Flik Lifestyles
Co-Presenter
Andrey Teleguz
Principal
Scopos Hospitality Group
Co-Presenter
Eric McRoberts
Partner
RLPS Architects
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm H
  • Session Number: E05
With changing resident expectations comes the need for organizations to stay relevant. Certain amenity spaces are no longer seen as a perk, but as an expectation. However, new development in today’s demanding senior environment is difficult, which is why several organizations are considering vertical life plan communities. This session shares... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Frank Muraca AIA, LEED AP, CSI
President
ARCH Consultants, Ltd
Co-Presenter
Shekhar Bhusan AIA, NCARB
Founding and Managing Principal
SB Architecture PC Inc.
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session

Monday, February 27, 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: Jasmine E
  • Session Number: D01
Understanding and navigating regulatory codes are essential for proper design and certification of senior living and healthcare facilities. CMS’s adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code has improved provisions and allowances for senior living facilities. Join this esteemed panel of codes experts for this deep dive into the world of... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Kristin Shifflett
LSC Team Lead
Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, CMS
Co-Presenter
Lynn Kenney EDAC, SASHE
Director of Industry Relations
The Center for Health Design
Co-Presenter
Margaret Calkins PhD
Executive Director
The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation
Co-Presenter
William Koffel PE, FSFPE
President
Koffel Associates/Fire Protection Engineers
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Deep Dive

Monday, February 27, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: Palm A
  • Session Number: E06
This presentation will provide participants with an understanding of how Alzheimer's disease and related dementias affect the individual’s understanding and perception of the world around them. It will then explain the critical role the physical environment plays with regard to safety, behaviors, and quality of life. Evidence-based, practical information and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Eileen Poiley MS
Director of Education
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute
Co-Presenter
Ronald Milliner NHA
Administrator
Health Central Park
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm B
  • Session Number: E07
Environments for Aging's annual Remodel/Renovation Competition, with support from SAGE, sheds light on many little-seen projects that have noteworthy aspects for inspiring renovation projects, big or small. This presentation will highlight winners as well as other noteworthly submissions. Attendees will meet the individuals involved in these various projects, explore renovation... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Andrew Alden MArch, Associate AIA
Senior Planner and Designer
Eppstein Uhen Architects
Co-Presenter
Jeff Bogart ASID
Senior Interior Designer/Associate
Eppstein Uhen Architects
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm C
  • Session Number: E08
Bioengineering applies concepts like biophilia, chronobiology, and photobiology into practical applications for the built environment. This session will explain why relationships between architecture and nature need to be considered in the design of the built environment for older adults by providing the scientific and medical reasons behind the positive effects... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
David Kratzer BArch, MArch
Adjunct Associate Professor
Philadelphia University
Co-Presenter
Donald McEachron PhD
Teaching Professor and Coordinator for Academic Assessment and Quality Improvement
Drexel University
Co-Presenter
Eugenia Victoria Ellis PhD, MS
Associate Professor
Drexel University
Co-Presenter
Robert Fryer BArch, MArch
Philadelphia University
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm D
  • Session Number: E09
Despite the many physical and psychological benefits of water features and plants, their use is being questioned and increasingly discouraged by various agencies and many facilities. Concern of infection by soil- or water-borne disease has hindered the installation of new water features and led to the closing of existing features... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Brian Bainnson ASLA, PLA
Quatrefoil Inc.
Co-Presenter
Elizabeth Diehl RLA, HTM
Director of Therapeutic Horticulture at Wilmot Gardens
University of Florida
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm H
  • Session Number: E10
Join a multidisciplinary team of leaders from SAGE Federation for an exciting and unusual post-occupancy evaluation of Las Vegas as an age-friendly community. Throughout the downtown area, attendees will view, evaluate and assess pedestrian accessibility, signage and wayfinding, lighting, transportation, hospitality and more. Go beyond the traditional POW of a... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Amy Carpenter AIA
Architect
SFCS Inc.
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session

Monday, February 27, 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: Southseas F
  • Session Number: Environments for Aging Awards Luncheon
  • Educational Session

Monday, February 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Palm A
  • Session Number: E11
Driven by a combination of mission and market, Montefiore embraced some of the foremost models of dementia care when it expanded its program on The Weils campus with a new assisted living memory care pavilion. Two years after implementing this programming, what is the outcome from an architecture and operations... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Cornelia Hodgson
Adjust Professor of Architecture and President
Kent State University and C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group
Co-Presenter
Eileen Nacht
Project Manager
C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm B
  • Session Number: E12
Finding space to develop quality senior care in an established urban community can be challenging, but with creative thinking and motivated providers, the challenge can be overcome. This session will present a case study that embeds 80 units of independent and assisted living with memory care into two floors of... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
John Barker
Executive Vice President
Hobbs+Black Architects
Co-Presenter
Robert Gillete
Chief Operating Officer
American House Senior Living Communities
Co-Presenter
Tom Dillenbeck
Associate Vice President
Hobbs+Black Architects
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm C
  • Session Number: E13
Union Village is an integrated healthy city of tomorrow that's here today. It’s a 172-acre, mixed-use, wellness-focused development in Henderson, Nev. This session will demonstrate the key components of design integration through services, wellness, and intergenerational concepts. The drivers of integration will explore the use of flexibility, safety, security, and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Craig Johnson
Managing Partner
Union Village, LLC
Co-Presenter
Dave Knapp AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Project Design Principal
Haskell Architects and Engineers, P.A.
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm D
  • Session Number: E14
An inpatient hospice facility provides a setting for people with life-limiting illness to live well even when they don’t have long to live and when their symptoms are too difficult to manage at home. A facility must enable the provision of sophisticated clinical care while providing a warm and comforting... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Ellen Bassett MD
Hospice Medical Director
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Co-Presenter
Gail Dahlstorm MHSA
Senior Healthcare Consultant
HDR
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm H
  • Session Number: E15
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) generally contain three levels of care: independent living, assisted living, and nursing care, where residents experiencing physiological decline are relocated to the next care level, often with unintended negative physical and psycological impacts. Based on recent research findings, the case for aging in place in... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Nichole Campbell PhD, LEED GA
Research Scholar
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Track(s)
  • Educational Session

Monday, February 27, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Jasmine E
  • Session Number: D02
In this workshop, members from the National Institute of Building Sciences Low Vision Design Committee will share evidence-based “how-tos” and “what to dos” that designers can employ to integrate building, interior, and lighting systems into supportive environments for the 17 million Americans who live within the spectrum of low vision.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Edward Soenke FCSI, AIA, CCS, NCARB
Architect/Owner
The Design Partnership
Co-Presenter
Eunice Noell-Waggoner NCQLP
President
Center of Design for an Aging Society
Co-Presenter
Greg Guarnaccia LC, LEED AP, IES
Principal
DoublEdge Design LLC
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Deep Dive

Monday, February 27, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Palm A
  • Session Number: E16
Over the last decade, much attention has been focused on replacing the medical model of dementia care with a social model. Faced with aged and outmoded facilities, Providence Healthcare launched an innovation and improvement initiative called Residential Care for Me. A five-country European field study illuminated the essential social, spatial,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Eleonore Leclerc MAIBC, MRAIC, LEED GA, M.ARCH
Architect
Stantec Architecture
Co-Presenter
Ray Pradinuk MAIBC, LEED AP, Leader
Stantec Architecture
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm B
  • Session Number: E17
Renovation in occupied spaces is always a challenge. Construction in skilled nursing environments, while maintaining the essence of home, is even more challenging. Join these design and construction team members as they share successful strategies for renovating grandma’s house. You will gain an understanding of the importance of scope definition,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Katie Mantz
Project Manager
Vetter Health Services Inc
Co-Presenter
Mitchell Elliott
Principal
RDG Planning & Design
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm C
  • Session Number: E18
This presentation provides an overview of universal design principles and offers steps for how those principles can be applied at home and in the broader community. Presenters will reference a research study performed on the nation's first universally designed YMCA as a case study. Examine design elements that were intentionally... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Johnathan Clark AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP
Healthcare and Senior Living Environments Planner
Co-Presenter
Michael Perry AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Executive Vice President, Principal
Co-Presenter
Roberta Virva MSPT
Clinical Research Project Manager
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm D
  • Session Number: E19
In this presentation, attendees will learn about the critical importance that sensory effects, play, and spirituality have in a wellness setting for the mature individual. Explore and review models from the world of hospitality, spa, resort, gym, and aquatic centers, for the latest trends in active aging. Discover cost-effective approaches... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Adriane Berg
Host Generation Bold: The Fountain of Truth, BizTalk, Fellow, New York Times, President Generation Bold Consulting
New York Times Age Beat
Co-Presenter
Peter Anderson
Founder/Principal
Anderson and Associates & Anderson Berg Consulting
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm H
  • Session Number: E20
There are many design guidelines available for long-term care projects but few make the connection between evidence-based design into practice. This presentation will take the audience through the transformation of the Canadian Health Authorities’ design principles and guidelines into a rich, EBD-informed document that will shape new directions in long-term... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Robert Wrublowsky MArch, RAIC, MAA, AAA, OAA, SAA, LEED AP, EDAC
Principal
MMP Architects
Track(s)
  • Educational Session

Monday, February 27, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Session Number: Networking Reception at Border Grill
  • Educational Session

Tuesday, February 28, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room: Southseas F
  • Session Number: K02
Assisting people living with dementia is like trying to crack a code.  Most are unable to articulate what is happening to them and what would help.  Many of them show us, but unless we are paying attention and know the code, nothing changes.  Learning how to effectively learn from their... Read More
  • Keynote

Tuesday, February 28, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Palm A
  • Session Number: E21
Persons with Alzheimer’s/dementia possess various degrees of cognitive strengths and limitations at each dementia stage. The built environment must be modified to be a compensatory tool, capable of supporting memory care interventions and programs. This session will define the most important compensatory design strategies for each dementia stage. Emphasis will... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Kim Warchol OTR/L
President
Dementia Care Specialists/CPI
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm C
  • Session Number: E23
Cypress Garden is the first ground-up, resident-centered care community in China. The community, located in Hangzhou, was developed with a mixture of Eastern and Western expertise, to create a care model and physical setting that fulfills residents’ desired outcomes and the needs of elders living in mainland China. This session... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Jane Rohde AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, CHID
Principal
JSR Associates, Inc.
Co-Presenter
Jerry Smith FASLA, EDAC, LEED AP
Owner/Principal
SMITH : GreenHealth Consulting
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm D
  • Session Number: E24
It’s no wonder dining has become a central focus of amenities and common spaces of many senior communities. One more dining concept that communities can bring into the mix is the farm- (or garden-) to-table concept. Planned in tandem with the landscape, this concept creates an opportunity to engage residents... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Andrey Teleguz
Principal
Scopos Hospitality Group
Co-Presenter
John Rifkin
Senior Corporate Executive Chef
Morrison Community Living
Co-Presenter
Siobhan Farvardin Winfrey AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal
D2 Architecture
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm H
  • Session Number: E25
Those who are advancing the most successful person-centered care approaches assert that organizational, operational, and financial strategies must accompany environmental changes. If not, there will be an inherent misfit in the daily life for staff, residents, and the organization. Employing a post-occupancy evaluation for evaluating current environments is an efficient... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Addie Abushousheh PhD, EDAC, Assoc. AIA
Gerontologist, Researcher and Consultant
Organizational and Environmental Development
Co-Presenter
Migette Kaup PhD, IIDA, ASID, IDEC, EDAC
Professor
Kansas State University Center on Aging
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session

Tuesday, February 28, 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Jasmine E
  • Session Number: D03
What really happens in the spaces we design? This workshop will compare recent data and emerging themes (from creating social options, mobility, memory care, and effective staffing) to actual plan review. Participants will set and apply design criteria by using functional data on residents and staffing to evaluate traditional and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Andrew Alden MArch, Associate AIA
Senior Planner and Designer
Eppstein Uhen Architects
Co-Presenter
Jeff Anderzhon FAIA
Senior Planner and Design Architect
Eppstein Uhen Architects
Co-Presenter
Lorraine Hiatt PhD
Enviromental Gerontologist
Environmental Gerontologist
Track(s)
  • Deep Dive

Tuesday, February 28, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Palm A
  • Session Number: E26
This session will take a multifaceted look at the use of sleepover visits as a tool for conducting post-occupancy evaluations in senior living environments. First, the design team will review the process of developing a post-occupancy evaluation toolkit tied to project design goals. Findings from two case studies, which include... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Heidi Wang AIA, EDAC, LEED AP
Associate Partner
Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects, P.C.
Co-Presenter
Todd Wiltse AIA, LEED AP
Partner
Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects, P.C.
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm B
  • Session Number: E27
Many retirement communities lack the available land, financial resources, or flex space to demolish dated and tired buildings and build new. When renovation is the only option, buildings must be reinvented and spaces repurposed to meet market expectations and current design standards. This session provides valuable planning strategies for how... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Eric McRoberts
Partner
RLPS Architects
Co-Presenter
Margaret Yu
Principal
RLPS Architects
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm C
  • Session Number: E28
Most residences for the elderly follow a similar design model and offer standardized living quarters. This tends to limit the personalization of the space, thus limiting the attachment to place and the feeling of being at home. Following observations of several older adults living in residences in Québec, this session... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Genevieve Goyer APDIQ, IDC
Interior Designer
A Echelle Humaine
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm D
  • Session Number: E29
Since the 1960s, placemaking has primarily been the domain of public initiatives. In a climate where senior living is realizing the importance of integration into the broader community, great opportunities exist to drive dynamic places that capture the interest and imagination of multiple generations. Rising to the level of a... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Michael Hass LEED AP, ULI
Managing Partner
Drive Development Partners
Co-Presenter
Sean Thomson NCARB
Senior Living Director
CR-Architects
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm H
  • Session Number: E30
This presentation provides designers and healthcare leaders with knowledge about how to apply an evidence-based design process when planning and designing residential healthcare and support facilities for the elderly. Participants will be introduced to a continuum of care for the elderly, along with the settings that support this holistic approach... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Donna Deckard BSN, MPA, EDAC
Director of Strategic Projects
The Center for Health Design
Co-Presenter
Terri Zborowsky PhD, EDAC
Design Researcher
HGA Architects and Engineers
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session

Tuesday, February 28, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Palm A
  • Session Number: E31
Dysfunctional spaces can have a negative impact on those who reside, work, and visit senior living facilities. All too often we see environments that are not designed to support someone living with dementia. Learn how good design improves quality of life for people living with dementia, creates a safer and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Debbie de Fiddes
Managing Director/Owner
De Fiddes Design
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm B
  • Session Number: E32
In recent years, cross-sector partnerships have become a topic of increasing interest and present significant opportunities and challenges. This presentation will highlight the characteristics of a successful public-private-nonprofit partnership, with LutherCare Village at Stonebridge as a case study. Participants will examine the physical and social features of intergenerational, mixed-used development... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Charles Olfert MSAA, FRAIC, LEED AP
Principal Architect
AODBT Architecture + Interior Design
Co-Presenter
Vivienne Hauck
Chief Executive Officer
LutherCare Communities
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm C
  • Session Number: E33
This session offers the unique perspective of the caregiver and how that perspective can, and should, influence the design of senior living environments. Attendees will witness and understand the activities, environment, and emotions the caregivers experience on a daily basis as they create a safe and secure environment for elders.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Bonnie Cauthorn IIDA, ASID, NCIDQ
Principal
Design Source Inc.
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm H
  • Session Number: E35
The Vista is a new design concept in the senior living/senior care industry. As the once-clear lines between different levels of service and care have become less evident, this licensed-care building is designed with ultimate flexibility to adapt floors to changing market demands and resident needs. The tower will feature... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Grant Warner AIA, LEED AP
Principal
D2 Architecture
Co-Presenter
Teresa Whittington RN, BSN
Vice President, Clinical/Continuum Operations
C.C. Young
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session

Tuesday, February 28, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room: Palm A
  • Session Number: E36
The designed environment frequently plays a significant role in the occurrence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in the elderly with dementia. This presentation offers a practical and reliable approach to summarize research evidence findings to maximize the efficacy of design interventions to help manage these symptoms. Attendees will receive an overview of... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Attila Lawrence PhD
Professor and Coordinator
University of Neveda
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm B
  • Session Number: E37
With the adoption of the “2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of the Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities,” there is a requirement to provide a functional program. This session provides case studies and utilization of the functional programming process to assist designer and provider teams to better understand how... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jane Rohde AIA, FIIDA, ACHA, CHID
Principal
JSR Associates, Inc.
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm C
  • Session Number: E38
Despite advances in healthcare design to improve patient environments, hospitalization remains a major risk factor for patient decline, especially for geriatric populations. Studies have indicated immobility to be a primary contributor to these complications. Although there is no therapeutic value to strict bed rest, patient rooms remain designed around the... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Barbara Miszkiel OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, EDAC
Senior Principal
Stantec Architecture
Co-Presenter
Deborah Knast
Associate, Interior Designer
Stantec Architecture
Co-Presenter
Kristopher Steele
Associate, Archutectural Designer
Stantec Architecture
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm D
  • Session Number: E39
Can a 21st-century designer create housing for patients at an Alaskan native hospital without intruding on age-old norms of gender, status, and power? This presentation traces the design process and modifications that resulted from input by native Alaskans. Attendees will discuss the social impact (both intended and unintended) of housing... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jeff Rosenfeld PhD
Environmental Gerontologist, Professor
Parsons School of Design
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm H
  • Session Number: E40
Little is known regarding specific environmental design principles significant to facility competitiveness in the current state of development. Case studies of 57 senior living facilities in California and Virginia were conducted through on-site observations, face-to-face interviews, and an online questionnaire survey focusing on facility officers and coordinators. From those results,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Eka Rahardjo AIA, MArch
Vice President
Moseley Architects
Co-Presenter
Zhe Wang PhD, RA, EDAC, LEED BD+C
Professor
Henan University
Track(s)
  • Educational Session

Wednesday, March 01, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

  • Room: South Seas IJ
  • Session Number: A1 - AIA Design For Aging Breakfast and Program
Meet the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Low Vision Design Committee  The Low Vision Design Committee (LVDC) is a 20-member volunteer multidisciplinary group that “addresses the needs of all occupants of the built environment, including those with low vision, through improvements in designs and operational procedures for new and existing facilities... Read More
  • Educational Session

Wednesday, March 01, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Palm A
  • Session Number: E41
Today, we utilize technology in virtually every facet of our lives. Yet many senior living residents have been left out of this revolution. By highlighting real-world examples of person-centered engagement technologies, this presentation looks at how you can help change that reality. You will learn how experts in architecture and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Speaker/Presenter
Jack York BS
Co-founder and President
It's Never 2 Late
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm B
  • Session Number: E42
Building upon the success of a related 2016 EFA Expo presentation, this session provides an in-depth analysis of the link between environmental aspects and operational efficiencies in long-term care settings. Many communities struggle with existing care environments for older adults that are outdated and do not support contemporary operational models.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Andrew Alden MArch, Associate AIA
Senior Planner and Designer
Eppstein Uhen Architects
Co-Presenter
Jeff Anderzhon FAIA
Senior Planner and Design Architect
Eppstein Uhen Architects
Co-Presenter
Lorraine Hiatt PhD
Enviromental Gerontologist
Environmental Gerontologist
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm C
  • Session Number: E43
In 2013, 35 percent of adults age 60 and over were obese. Older people who are obese report more chronic health conditions, difficulty with multiple ADLs, activity limitations, depression, and severe disabilities than those who are not obese. Senior living organizations need to be prepared to care for bariatric elder... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Kathryn Rutledge BFA
Interior Design and Assistant Interior Designer
Stuart Pliner Design
Co-Presenter
Meldrena Chapin PhD, FMii, IDEC, ASID, IIDA, EDRA, SEED
Design Research Consultant
The Design Research Consultancy
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm D
  • Session Number: E44
As the industry becomes more hospitality-driven, programs that enhance the resident experience are becoming increasingly important. From increasing community value to facilitating meaningful interactions among residents, families, and the surrounding communities, an exceptional dining experience is essential to providing an enriching environment for seniors. This session offers insight on the... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
B. Dean Maddalena AIA, NCARB, IIDA, ASID
President
StudioSix5
Co-Presenter
Dwane Bosma FCSI
President/CEO
Bosma Design Solutions Inc.
Co-Presenter
Karla Jackson
Texas Registered Interior Designer, Design Director
StudioSix5
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm F
  • Session Number: E45
Long-term care is increasingly being organized in homelike care settings that support the health and well-being of residents and staff. The Heights at Mt. View represents a creative model for designing and delivering a long-term care environment within the context of a publicly funded system, while promoting activity, engagement, interaction,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Dayle Krahn EDAC
Vice President of Property Maintenance and Development
Baptist Housing
Co-Presenter
Howard Johnson LTCOM, HCOM
President and Chief Executive Officer
Baptist Housing
Co-Presenter
Patrick Cotter Architect AIBC, AAA, OAA, AIA
Partner
ZGF Cotter Architects Inc.
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session

Wednesday, March 01, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Palm A
  • Session Number: E46
When planning a remodel, addition, or new facility, designers are creating graphics, 3-D models, and video-ready assets that are extremely valuable for brand awareness and marketing. This session explores how these assets can be leveraged in marketing efforts that generate excitement, pre-sell units, achieve funding goals, and engage the community.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Keith Bradley Assoc. AIA, ASAI
Marketing Director
Levi + Wong Design
Co-Presenter
Ruth Neeman AIA
Principal
Levi + Wong Design
Track(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm B
  • Session Number: E47
This session will provide an all-inclusive look at the multidisciplinary elements of transitioning a failing, 50-year-old retirement community into a shining example of success. Marketing and development experts who led the process will describe not only the physical and design transformation, but the cultural transformation that led to its high... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Cynthia Cruver
Principal
3rdThird Marketing
Co-Presenter
DeAnne Clune
Marketing Consultant
GSI Researching & Consulting
Co-Presenter
Paul Aigner
Vice President of Development
Transforming Age
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm C
  • Session Number: E48
CareMeridian determined that in order to meet its mission of restoring hope to patients and meeting operational goals, it was important to develop a new prototype facility that could be replicated in diverse markets across the country. This presentation will address the programmatic needs of this narrowly focused, multigenerational skilled... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Carol Lynn
Senior Designer
Devenney Group Ltd. Architects
Co-Presenter
Ron Panich MS
Director of Facility Development and Construction
CareMeridian
Co-Presenter
Scott Rasmussen RA, NCARB, LEED AP, CDT
Senior Project Architect
Devenney Group Ltd. Architects
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm D
  • Session Number: E49
An emerging trend in healthcare and senior living integrates garden spaces into overall facility design in conjunction with client-centered, cost-effective care. This session provides participants with knowledge of current research on the value and benefits of gardens in senior living, and how personal factors and the trajectory of change in... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Brad Smith ASLA, AICP
President
Brad Smith Associates Inc
Co-Presenter
Lori Reynolds PhD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor
Northern Arizona University
Co-Presenter
Scott Girard
Operations Manager
Brad Smith Associates Inc
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session
  • Room: Palm H
  • Session Number: E50
How does the state of mental health impact the ability to navigate space? This case study highlights the critical influence the built environment has on the wayfinding ability of cognitively impaired patients. Understanding the links between brain health, spatial perception, and wayfinding, the Emory Brain Health Center re-envisioned the care... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Elizabeth Heroux RID, IIDA
Project Manager
A Nelson Company
Co-Presenter
Joshua Crews AIA, EDAC
Design Team Director
A Nelson Company
Track(s)
Handout(s)
  • Educational Session

Wednesday, March 01, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Southseas IJ
  • Session Number: K03
A leading authority on aging in place, Louis Tenenbaum will put forth an argument for combining solid business strategy and sound public policy to meet the needs of America’s growing older population. The founder of HomesRenewed, a coalition of business, government, not for profits and consumer stakeholders, Louis will share... Read More
  • Keynote

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