Design for retirement communities and senior housing is an ever growing field, as providers are becoming more sensitive to consumer needs as well as adopting principles for sustainability.

The American Institute of Architects recently released their 2007 Design for Aging Awards.

It is worth noting that many of the projects on the AIA winners list were also part of IAHSA’s 1st International Design for Ageing Showcase and Symposia that debuted at the IAHSA conference in Malta in the summer of 2007.

We’ll be sponsoring another IAHSA International Design for Ageing Showcase in London in 2009 so stay tuned.