Senior Living Monograph Offers Continuing Education for Architects

The newest release from NCARB

Washington, DC—Seniors (the over-65 age group) make up the fastest-growing segment of the population, which is expected to reach 80 million by 2030. Senior Living, the newest monograph by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), shares insights on special housing to meet unique needs and preferences of seniors. It is one of 18 titles currently offered in a series of monographs for continuing education.

Pre-1980’s, seniors’ options were “often limited to an unattractive mix of highly institutional nursing homes, personal care homes of inconsistent quality, and a handful of retirement communities. Today, recent efforts to remedy this state of affairs have yielded some good results…” writes Editor Stephen A. Kliment. This thorough effort covers the different aspects of planning and design—as well as admonitions and lessons to be learned from a variety of completed projects.

Senior Living is organized around 20 most commonly asked questions about this special building type in the early phases of design. Kliment explains, “… Senior Living is not a coffee-table book lavish with color photography but meager in useable content. Instead, [it] contains hands-on information that architects, their clients, and consultants require in their work, especially in the crucial early phases of the project.”

Architects who successfully complete two, 10-unit quizzes may use Senior Living to earn 20 professional development units and/or American Institute of Architects learning units in health, safety, and welfare. Its price includes the monograph, two different web-based quizzes, and the score reporting process. Online, fax, and mail orders are accepted for Senior Living.

For ordering information, visit the NCARB Monograph Section.

Senior Living
Bradford Perkins, J. David Hoglund, Douglas King, Eric Cohen
270 Pages
Regular Price: $325
NCARB Record Holders: $245

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