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ADVERTORIAL Q&A with Ruth Neeman, AIA Principal, Senior Environments Studio, Levi+Wong Design Associates Describe your business in one sentence. We are a passionate group of architects, interior designers, landscape architects and planners who believe quality design, service, innovation, and teamwork, can improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. How has your company evolved over the years? We have been at the forefront of new community living models and ongoing research. We use our experience to evaluate new trends, and assess their suitability for our clients needs. We actively support the resident centered design movement by participating in teaching, task forces, and committees, by developing tools to incorporate an owner's and operator's philosophy, and by designing environments that accommodate engagement, independence, choice, and dignity. To aid in the design process and to improve communication we have fully integrated a 3D Virtual Design Process (3D visualizations, live walkthroughs and movies) that enhances transparency and greater understanding of the design from the beginning of a project. What do you consider the biggest misconception about designing spaces for seniors? We view it as our mission to dispel the notion that designing for seniors is Rosie Terella, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Interior Design; Tom Levi, AIA, President; and Ruth Neeman, AIA, Principal, Senior Environments Studio different from designing for any other community. Numerous projects for seniors derive from stereotypes of older people, resulting in buildings filled with generic spaces that do not support meaningful programs. A clear project approach that expresses the vision, mission, brand and ideals of the provider and is enhanced with meaningful engagement, moments of delight, natural light, pleasing color and material palettes all contribute to quality environments. We design for contemporary senior people and their home. What are some challenges your firm is facing? How do you overcome those obstacles? One challenge is assembling the correct stakeholders and The Gables at Winchester operations teams early in the design process - people who are interested in new or improved approaches to senior environments. We seek to inform our clients, work with them to develop their vision, and form a lasting partnership. We see opportunity for a greater overlap of Independent and assisted living into communities based around affinity, purpose, and choice, with a stronger focus on engagement, programs and clubs, while building a community that shares its offerings with the communities surrounding it. We look for clients with a mission with which we can identify. Our Senior Environments studio team focuses exclusively on designing environments that improve the quality of seniors' lives. www.LWDA.com http://www.LWDA.com http://www.LWDA.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Environments for Aging - Fall 2016

Environments for Aging - Fall 2016
Contents
EFAmagazine.com
Editorial
Show Talk
Bulletin
Community
Bigger in Texas
Exterior Expectations
Personalized Care
High Design
Creative License
Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation Projects
Design Profiles
Product Gallery
Q+A
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - EFAmagazine.com
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Editorial
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Show Talk
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Bulletin
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Community
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Exterior Expectations
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Creative License
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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016 - Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation Projects
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