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The committees of AIA New York are the foundations from which the Chapter positions itself in the field of architecture, whether through discussion, advocacy, policy making and development, event and exhibition planning, or other endeavors.

Committees meet monthly, usually at the Center for Architecture. AIA members, AIA associate members, and general public are all welcome to participate.

If you have questions or are considering attending a meeting for the first time, contact each committee’s co-chairs for more information at aiany.org/committees.

Agenda for September 27, 2018 Meeting:

Presentation / Discussion: 6:00 – 6:40

DFA Committee Member Wingyun Mak will present her research on the nature of dementia, psychological well-being in people with dementia, and the implications of designing long-term care environments.

On-going Initiatives

  •  Additional distribution and press for the Aging in Place Guide – largely complete,
    with substantial inventory only of info cards remaining.
  • Committee support/interaction with ARCHIVE GLOBAL group on developing their NYC Open
    Innovation Competition, to improve the design of open space accessible to vulnerable,
    elderly New Yorkers.

Events in Formation for 2018

  • Discussion of final Tafel Hall Event – November 14th. Possibilities are either presentations on
    issues related to sensory disabilities or joint event with Design for Health Committee.

Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

  • 10/25: UN General Assembly of Older Persons Partner Constituent Group co-chair Kathy Kline.
  • 11/29: Karen Kraskow will present her draft keynote slides on bus and subway interiors.
  • 12/20: End-of-year Holiday Social and Potluck.

New Business

  • Plans for 2019
  • Possible Event or Exhibit to continue exploration of Co-Housing

Upcoming Committee Meetings for 2018: 10/25; 11/29; 12/20
Next 2018 Committee Event: Wednesday, November 14th

Organized by
AIANY Design for Aging Committee
Thursday, 9/27
6pm to 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
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