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Q&A

with David Fik
President, Lantz-Boggio Architects
What drew you to the
senior living design
sector?
I used to think a
successful project was
based on designing
beautiful buildings.
After working on many
luxurious projects my
focus shifted to senior
living. Shortly thereafter,
my mom decided to
move into an independent
living apartment and
eventually relocated into
memory care. During this
experience, I was able to
observe how architecture
can influence the residents
in positive and negative
ways. I learned that
architecture should serve
our community and allow

our frailest community
members to truly LIVE. My
passion now is to apply
this to every community.
What defined senior
living design 10 years
ago and what defines
it now?
Senior living ten years ago
was largely defined by
and built for the 'Greatest
Generation'. It tailored
toward the aesthetic
of a single homestead,
picket fence, and more
privacy. This ethic held
strong following 9/11
when there was a shift
toward the resident unit,
home-improvements, and
higher-quality materials for
home living. Today we are

we want our clients to be
major contributors in all
decisions for the project.
Our managers work hard
and develop relationships
by always being available
and exceeding the team's
needs.

welcoming a new generation
of seniors whose lives were
shaped very differently than
those of their predecessors.
The hospitality and
resort aesthetic has also
introduced more energy and
vibrancy to the market.
Tell us something
surprising about your
company that people
may not know.
We are a relationship-based
company where our main
goal is to LISTEN while also
serving as a guide. Our
coast to coast presence
and industry knowledge
allows us to be a trusted
advisor. However, existing
communities know their
needs better than we do,
therefore we also serve
as a facilitator to craft the
best solutions with them.
Even with new construction,

What's one major design
or care delivery trend
that's shaping your work
today? And how so?
Connectivity. Both physically
and digitally we are
connecting to each other
more and more, and this
is exciting for our industry.
We're finding successful
communities being built not
only in vibrant urban areas,
but also in and around
suburban town centers,
with new and mixed-use
opportunities growing
daily. With construction,
labor, and staffing costs
on the rise we must be
vigilant for efficiency, and
with smart and strategic
infill and redevelopment
approaches we can provide
our residents with more
lifestyle choices. Leveraging
physically connected
developments with the
digital marketplace affords
further opportunities to
respond to our residents
evolving desires and
expectations.
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Style and substance
Life well lived
Leading the way
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