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KEEPING PACE
WITH CHANGE
Adapting to residents' evolving needs,
market demands, and the desire to stay
affordable to target audiences is a delicate balance in senior living today. As the
pace of change continues to accelerate
throughout the industry, it's important for design, both in process and
final build-out, to be agile and flexible
enough to respond. During the session
"Design and Building Keeping Pace with
Change," presenters Faith Hawks, owner
and principal in the senior living sector at
Moseley Architects; James Owens, division vice president and national senior
living market coordinator at The Whiting
Turner Contracting Co.; and Margaret
Suit, vice president of development at
Erickson Living, explored some of these
factors and how they're impacting design

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decisions in senior living.
So what's driving change? Evolving
resident preferences, healthcare needs, new
technologies, affordability, building codes, and
local community integration are among the
top influencing factors on the list, Suit said.
"Future residents aren't looking for what their
parents had," she said. "A lot of times they're
looking for what their kids have."
For example, open floor plans with outdoor
spaces and views have grown in importance
in recent years. "Interestingly enough, now
what they see from their porch or patio has
become very important," Suit said. Also in
high demand are choice in dining options;
purposeful activity spaces that can flex
with changing needs; and outdoor amenity
spaces, such as firepits, dog parks, outdoor
dining, and walking paths.
Suit noted that wellness and fitness has
become a larger part of its communities in response to residents' desires to stay active lon-


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