Category: Senior Housing

Designing from the Outside In

Sustainable design tips and predictions from OZ Architecture. When it comes to sustainability in the senior living built environment, we must look inside as well as outside for answers about the future of high performance buildings that promote improved energy efficiency and wellness for their aging residents.

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Eden Housing to Break Ground on KTGY-designed Affordable Senior Housing Community in Fremont

According to Jessica Musick, associate principal in KTGY’s Oakland office, the design articulates a modern architectural style which serves to update the predominantly older office park neighborhood. “The contemporary design continues a California legacy of simple, clean lines combined with energy efficiencies to create affordable housing that is sustainable and comparable to market-rate housing,” said Musick. 

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Incorporating Restaurant Design into Senior Living Spaces

These dining room design details may be second nature for most restaurant operators. However, even with a renewed effort toward improving and expanding the dining experience, senior living and assisted living operators often don’t know where to start. By pairing an experienced restaurant designer with a senior living designer and architect, we’ve come up with the following five tips and suggestions for creating welcoming, comfortable dining spaces inspired by the world of restaurant design.

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Most read in March 2018

INTRODUCTION: THE ECONOMICS OF BIOPHILIA by Terrapin Bright Green. This series argues in favor of biophilic design by examining scientific studies of nature’s effect on productivity and human health in a variety of built environments, and assigning economic values to these outcomes to promote the broad adoption of biophilic design. Photo: Highline Park, New York. Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns /Flickr

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