E12 - Creating and Engaging Community Through the Built Environment
Once a commission is awarded, we owe our client and the users of senior environments our best creative talents and understanding of the community that we are creating. The community must function physically, socially, and economically; celebrate the individual lives of the residents and staff; and connect to the broader community. There are numerous overt and subtle ways to create a senior living environmental design that encourages community engagement both on campus and with the broader surrounding community. This presentation will discuss the implementation of those efficacies as well as provide completed examples of successful environments, both in the U.S. and internationally.