Design for Aging Program: July 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street,  Suite 600 San Francisco
Free, bring your own lunch

Topic:  “A New Home for a Couple in their 80s”

A presentation by Lynette Evans and Monika Weiss of ‘A Friendly House’

The presentation centers on home safety and comfort and includes a power point and video walk-through of a 5,100 square foot home built for a couple in their 80s. The architect on the project was Ray Ernst of Seattle, a former compatriot of well-known Seattle architect Ralph Anderson who had designed the couple’s previous home on Puget Sound. The vernacular is Pacific Northwest, but the universal design principles employed throughout are relevant everywhere.

This will be a unique presentation in that most often we discuss and learn about seniors who ‘downsize’ and/or move into a more communal environment.  This is an example of an older couple who will continue their senior years in a new single family house of much larger size and scale than typical.  It will be interesting to learn about the features enabling them to ‘age in place’ comfortably.

Both Lynette and Monika are experts in accessible design and making senior living environments more appropriate for aging in place. Lynette was also  the Home and Garden Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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