Design for Aging

The AIA New York Design for Aging Committee is dedicated to the needs of the aging population in an urban environment, by exploring design issues, developing universal design recommendations, increasing public awareness, and educating professionals in various fields of those needs, to create a more age-friendly city.

We would like more people to join us as we explore a wider range of options and have a stronger influence on projects and programs in NYC and beyond. If you wish to participate, please contact the committee co-chairs. 

Committee Chairs
Christine Hunter, AIA, 
Principal, Magnusson Architecture & Planning
phone: 212 253 7820 x5680;

Brian J. Pape, AIA, LEED-AP,  Principal, Brian J. Pape Architect & Consultant PC
phone: 917-334-3293;

Meeting Dates
Fourth Thursday of each month, except Aug.:  11/16; 12/14

Committee News

2017 Committee Events

  • Nov. 1: Spanish and Chinese language editions launch of AGING IN PLACE GUIDE FOR BUILDING OWNERS
  • Sep. 18: Collaboration with Building Codes Committee on Accessibility Issues in New Buildings and Urban Environments
  • August 10: DDC on Age-Friendly Public Buildings
  • March 9, 2017: Universal Design Conference NYC
  • March 8, 2017: Seniors in the City: Design Considerations for Health and Wellness
  • January 12, 2017: Designing the Next Generation of Public Housing in New York

We invite speakers on pertinent topics to give brief talks to start our regular meetings. To learn about upcoming AIANY Design for Aging Committee events, please refer to the Center for Architecture calendar. 

2016 Initiatives 

(Margarita Curet, president of Amsterdam Houses Residents Association; Herbert Oppenheimer, AIA Design for Aging Committee; Gail Ressler, AIA Design for Aging Committee; Mayor Bill deBlasio.)

Mayor de Blasio came to the town hall meeting on senior housing held at the Lincoln Center neighborhood center on senior housing, January 27, 2016. For more information, click here

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