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Conference Schedule

Please see below for our previous show schedule. We are still finalizing the 2021 agenda. Stay tuned!


Saturday, April 25

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

W02 - Coaching Workshop: Practical Application of Evidence-based Design

Type: Pre-Conference Workshops

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

W01 - Designing Dementia Capable Environments

Sharon Host, Senior Consultant & GPI, Dementia Care Specialists

Type: Pre-Conference Workshops

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

T02 - The Thrive Center

Type: Facility Tour

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

T01 - Masonic Homes Kentucky

Type: Facility Tour

Sunday, April 26

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

K01 - Welcome and Opening Keynote - Can We Design Augmented Reality to Enrich Our Lives?

Helen Papagiannis, AR as a Researcher, Designer and Technology Evangelist

Type: Keynote

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

E01 - Person-centered Care: Translating Research into Practical Applications

Migette Kaup, Professor Interior Design & Gerontology, Kansas State University

Addie Abushousheh, Research Associate, The Center for Health Design

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M100

E02 - The Journey to Define Wellness

Maria Santangelo, Executive Director, Pine Run Retirement Community

Carol Elia, Principal, CR DESIGN

Jim Mangol, Senior Director of Healthy Living -- Consultant, Pine Run Retirement Community

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design for Health & Wellness|Room: M103

E03 - How a Small House Can Lead to a Big Life

Fred Worley, Architect, Fred Worley Architect

Dot Cole, General Patner, Cottage Court, LLC

T.J. Cole, General Partner, Cottage Court, LLC

Type: Educational Session|Track: Case Studies|Room: M104

E04 - AIA Design for Aging Fellows: Senior Living Design Research

Alexis Denton, Principal, SmithGroupJJR

Miao Jia, A Master from Design + Environmental Analysis, Cornell University

April Ward, Professor of Architecture, Prairie Vew A&M University

SInan Zhong, Doctoral Student, Texas A&M University

Type: Educational Session|Track: Emerging Models|Room: M107

E05 - The Memory Care Design Challenge: Design Criteria That Score Winning Outcomes for Individuals, Groups and Staff

Lorraine Hiatt, Environmental Gerontologist, Environmental Gerontologist, Planning, Research and Design Consultation

Rena Vysnionis, Project Manager , Quantum Age Collaborative

Type: Educational Session|Track: Improving Memory and Specialty Care|Room: M108

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

D01 - Stuck in the Middle: Strategy and Design to Serve the Mid-income Senior Market

Jill Schroeder, Senior Planner, Pope Architects

Type: Educational Session|Track: Deep Dive|Room: M111

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

E06 - Design Strategies to Meet the Needs of the Middle Market

Margaret Yu, Designer, RLPS Architects

Craig Kimmel, Partner, RLPS Architects

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M100

E07 - Good Bones: Creating a Master Plan for a Healthier and More Sustainable Future

Janice Sanada, President, LRS Architects Inc

Robert Boileau, Director of Urban Design and Planning, LRS Architects

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design for Health & Wellness|Room: M103

E08 - An Impossible Project? How Teamwork Can Make the Impossible Possible

Joyce Lenhardt, Principal, Lenhardt Rodgers Architects + Interiors

Pamela Leland, Executive Director, The Hickman Friends Senior Community

Stuart Smith, Senior Living Market Executive, Benchmark Construction Company

Tony Teague, Vice President of Development, Greenbrier

Type: Educational Session|Track: Case Studies|Room: M104

E09 - Gin Joints, Tap Rooms, Taverns, and Pubs

Keith Grady, Executive Director, Applewood Estates CCRC

Quinn deMenna, Director for Senior Living, City Invincible

Schelley Hollyday, Principal, The Hollyday Group, The Hollyday Group, Consultant for Senior Living

Type: Educational Session|Track: Emerging Models|Room: M107

E10 - Fixer-upper: Transforming an Existing Space into a Successful Memory Care Environment

Jim Wallis, Principal, Perspectus Architecture

Clint Luikart, Senior Project Director, Perspectus Architecture

Type: Educational Session|Track: Improving Memory and Specialty Care|Room: M108

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

K02 - EFA Magazine Awards Luncheon

Type: Keynote

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

E11 - Designing Environments for Aging: Resources to Anticipate and Plan for Future Needs

Addie Abushousheh, Gerontologist, Researcher & Consultant, Organizational & Environmental Development

Lynn Kenney, Director of Industry Relations, The Center for Health Design

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M100

E12 - Creating and Engaging Community Through the Built Environment

Diana Spellman, President, Spellman Brady & Company

Jeffrey Anderzhon, Principal, Crepidoma Consulting, LLC

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design for Health & Wellness|Room: M103

E13 - Senior Living in Japan

Wenzhuo "Wenz" Tuttle, Tradewell Fellow 2019, Architectural Designer, EYP Architecture & Engineering

Type: Educational Session|Track: Case Studies|Room: M104

E14 - Storytelling, Experience-making, and the Role of Art

Lara Slavkin, Partner - Interior Designer, RDG Planning & Design

Mitch Elliott, Principal, RDG Planning & Design

Type: Educational Session|Track: Emerging Models|Room: M107

E15 - Canada's First Dementia Village: Bringing “Everyday” into the Care Environment

Eitaro Hirota, Associate, NSDA Architects

Elroy Jespersen, Vice President – Special Projects, Verve Senior Living

Type: Educational Session|Track: Improving Memory and Specialty Care|Room: M108

2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

D02 - The Wellness Point of Engagement: Activity + Environment

Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, Inc.

Jennie Griggs, Founder and Principal, Aging Collective, LLC

Lynne Peer, Principal, Aging Collective, LLC

Type: Educational Session|Track: Deep Dive|Room: M111

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

E16 - Developing Senior Living Communities with an Intergenerational Mindset

Jeff Hoffmann, AG Architecture

Eric Harrmann, Senior Associate, AG Architecture, INC.

Judy Amiano, President & CEO, Franciscan Ministries

Matt Mauthe, Chief Executive Officer, Marquardt Management Services

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M100

E17 - Net Zero Senior Living: Maintenance, Renovation, and New Construction to Combat the Climate Crisis

Vassar Byrd, CEO, Rose Villa Senior Living, INC.

Alexis Denton, Principal, SmithGroup

Stet Sanborn, Engineering Discipline Lead / Principal, SmithGroup

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design for Health & Wellness|Room: M103

E18 - The Gap in Senior Housing: A Case Study with Interdisciplinary and Community Partnership Solutions

Daniel Rosenthal, Principal, The Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Madeline Franklin, Executive Director, STL Village

Type: Educational Session|Track: Case Studies|Room: M104

E19 - Living Small in a Big World: Edited Environments for Seniors

Brenda Landes, Vice President, SFCS Architects

J.D. Landis, Senior Associate, SFCS Architects

Curtis R. Jennings, Project Manager/Senior Associate, SFCS Architects

Type: Educational Session|Track: Emerging Models|Room: M107

E20 - Universal Design Means Designing for People with Dementia

Terri Preece, Environmental Design Consultant, DEMENTIA TRAINING AUSTRALIA

Cortney Ewald, Occupational Therapist, Cassady Children's Center

Type: Educational Session|Track: Improving Memory and Specialty Care|Room: M108

Monday, April 27

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

K03 - Keynote - The Changemaker

Patricia Moore, President, MooreDesign Associates

Type: Keynote

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

E21 - Raising the Roof: The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a High-Rise for Seniors

David Fik, President, Lantz-Boggio Architects

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M100

E22 - EFA Remodel Renovation Competition: A Review of 2019

Ric D'Amico, Vice President, THE BELAIRE GROUP

Type: Educational Session|Track: Successful Remodeling and Repositioning|Room: M103

E23 - Recognizing Excellence in Evidence-Based Design

Donna Deckard, Director of Strategic Projects, The Center for Health Design

Randall Carter, Vice President for Partnership Development, The Center for Health Design

Type: Educational Session|Track: Case Studies|Room: M104

E24 - Test Your Code Knowledge: Addressing Regulatory Compliance Issues

William Koffel, President, Koffel Associates, Inc.

Type: Educational Session|Track: Guidelines, Codes, & Standards

E25 - Light and Spectral Exposure: A Day in the Life of a Care Center Resident

Eunice Noell-Waggoner, President, Center of Design for an Aging Society

Naomi Miller, Senior Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Type: Educational Session|Track: Improving Memory and Specialty Care|Room: M108

9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

D03 - Low Vision: Tools and Techniques for Designing Supportive Environments

Greg Guarnaccia, Principal, DoublEdge Design LLC

Erin Schambureck, Interior Designer, CRW architecture + design group

Type: Educational Session|Track: Deep Dive|Room: M111

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

E26 - Tool for Evaluating the Design of the Household Model

Robert Wrublowsky, MMP Architects, MMP ARCHITECTS

Maggie Calkins, Board Chair, IDEAS Institute

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M100

E27 - Secrets of a Successful Renovation: Carillon's Point Plaza Community

Scott Wynn, Executive Director, Carillon LifeCafe Community

Chris Muder, Senior Living Manager, Rees

Type: Educational Session|Track: Successful Remodeling and Repositioning|Room: M103

E28 - EFA Design Showcase: A Presentation of Industry-leading Design Excellence

Robert Simonetti, Design Director, SWBR Architects

Type: Educational Session|Track: Case Studies|Room: M104

E29 - Compliant Today but Not Tomorrow: When the Code Changes But Your Building Hasn’t

Andrew Schneider, President / Fire Protection Engineer, D&D Engineering, LLC

Jim Mehaffey, Senior Project Manager, RLPS Architects

Type: Educational Session|Track: Guidelines, Codes, & Standards|Room: M107

E30 - Homes for Active Aging: What Older Adults Think About Technology-based Home Design Strategies

Elif Tural, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture+ Design, Virginia Tech

Lisa M. Tucker, Professor and Chair, Interior Design, Virginia Tech

Type: Educational Session|Track: Improving Memory and Specialty Care|Room: M108

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

E31 - Residential Meets Assisted Living

Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, Inc.

Dave Risi, Owner/Developer, Evermore Senior Living

Michelle Pinkowski, Attorney, Pinkowski Law & Policy Group, LLC

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M100

E32 - Maintaining Operations During Construction: Case Studies on Planning and Phasing

Joyce Lenhardt, Principal, Lenhardt Rodgers Architects + Interiors

Bill Yost, Partner, Eventus Strategic Partners

Kevin Harrington, Development, Friends House

Kim Williams, President and CEO, Simpson Senior Services

Type: Educational Session|Track: Successful Remodeling and Repositioning|Room: M103

E33 - If You Design It, Can We Staff It?

Gaius Nelson, President, NELSON-TREMAIN PARTNERSHIP

Lorraine Hiatt, Environmental Gerontologist, Environmental Gerontologist, Planning, Research and Design Consultation

Type: Educational Session|Track: Case Studies|Room: M104

E34 - The Connection: Relating the 2018 FGI Guidelines to Interior Design for Optimal Outcomes

Nancy Bounds, Registered Interior Designer, NB Interiors

Libby Laguta, President, AAHID, L2D Interior Design LLC

Type: Educational Session|Track: Guidelines, Codes, & Standards|Room: M107

E35 - Exploring the Effects of Noise in Dining Rooms

Mandy Kachur, Soundscape Engineering LLC

Noral Steward, President and Senior Principal Consultant, Stewart Acoustical Consultants

Type: Educational Session|Track: Improving Memory and Specialty Care|Room: M108

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

D04 - Notes from the Field: A SAGE Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Amy Carpenter, Associate, SFCS Inc.

Steve Lindsey, CEO, Garden Spot Village

Type: Educational Session|Track: Deep Dive|Room: M111

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

E36 - Affordable, Not Cheap: Models for Affordable Assisted Living

Elizabeth Godbold, Associate, Worn Jerabeck Wiltse Architects,PC

Darrin Jolas, Managing Director, Vermilion Development

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M100

E37 - Renovation Modernization: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

Mike Nixon, Associate, SGA Architecture

Ashleigh Dane, Development, Equus Development Partners

Johanna Ward, Associate, SGA|NarmourWright Design

Type: Educational Session|Track: Successful Remodeling and Repositioning|Room: M103

E38 - Design and Building Keeping Pace with Economic Change

Faith Hawks, Principal, Moseley Architects

James Owens, Division VP/ Nat Senior Living Market Coordinator, The Whiting Turner Contracting Company

Type: Educational Session|Track: Case Studies|Room: M104

E39 - The Adult Care Population: Mobility is Medicine

Mary Matz, President,, Patient Care Ergonomic Solutions

Type: Educational Session|Track: Guidelines, Codes, & Standards|Room: M107

E40 - The Application of Smart Homes for Elderly Care within Healing Environments

Shermineh Afsary, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Ph.D. student in Architecture, School of Architecture and Design, The University of Kansas,

Joe Colistra, Associate Professor, RA, Chair of Department of Architecture, Director of KU's Institute for Smart Cities, School of Architecture and Design, The University of Kansas

Type: Educational Session|Track: Improving Memory and Specialty Care|Room: M108

Tuesday, April 28

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

E41 - Innovative Framing Systems: The Best New Way to Build Your Senior Living Facility

Grant Warner, Principal, D2 Architecture

John Kimble, PRINCIPAL, HART, GAUGLER & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Matthew Andres, Senior Project Manager, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M100

E42 - The “Green Bullet”: Providing Scalable, Customizable, and Immediate Solutions for Enhanced Well-Being

Brad Smith, President, Brad Smith Associates, Inc.

Brad Smith, President, Brad Smith Associates, Inc.

Elizabeth Diehl, Director of Therapeutic Horticulture at Wilmot Gar, University of Florida - Wilmot

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design for Health & Wellness|Room: M103

E43 - Skilled Nursing Design: When Design Transforms Outcomes

Joe Yoon, Administrator of Health Services, Moravian Home Inc., d/b/a Salemtowne

Kelli Doby, Director of Clinical Services, Salemtowne Retirement Community

Mark Steele, President/CEO, Salemtowne Retirement Community

Alan Moore, Principal/Senior Living Practice Leader, CJMW Architecture

Type: Educational Session|Track: Case Studies|Room: M104

E44 - Shared Sites: Design for Intergenerational Aging

Valerie Greer, Professor of Practice, Washington University in St. Louis

Nancy Morrow-Howell, Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy, Director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, Washington University in St. Louis

Type: Educational Session|Track: Emerging Models|Room: M107

E45 - Eco-Friendly Design Plans for 55+ Cohousing

Stephan Zimmerman, COO, AEC Living

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M108

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

E46 - Aligning Small House Values in a Non-small House Setting

Joel Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Village on the Isle

Debbie Weigand, Director of Operations, The Greenhouse Project

Karla Oliver, CEO, Village on the Isle

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M100

E47 - Addressing the Staffing Crisis by Design

Michael Rodebaugh, Senior Associate, Market Sector Leader - Senior Living, Leo A Daly

Chris Newport, Executive Director, Sinai Residences of Boca Raton

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design for Health & Wellness|Room: M103

E48 - Survey Says ... It's All About the Apartment

Lisa Warnock, Principal, LRS Architects Inc

Ray Yancey, Director, LRS Architects

Margaret Wylde, CEO, ProMatura Group

Type: Educational Session|Track: Case Studies|Room: M104

E49 - Environments for Aging in Place: Key Design Strategies

Chris Teigen, Director of Architecture - Senior Living, Ryan Companies, Inc.

Marissa Geiser, Architect, Ryan A+E, Inc.

Type: Educational Session|Track: Emerging Models|Room: M107

E50 - Campus Planning: Commencing with Capital Expenditures in Mind

Frank Muraca, President, ARCH Consultants, Ltd.

Brittany Vipham, Director of Communications, ARCH Consultants, Ltd.

Type: Educational Session|Track: Design Innovation|Room: M108

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

K04 - Closing Keynote - Achieving Affordability: We Know We Need It, But How Do We Get There?

Type: Keynote

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