Services

Design for new construction and renovations

Architectural studies, assessments, and planning

  • Assistance in gathering and interpreting the information needed to make informed, insightful decisions about the future of a facility, place of business, or home
  • Site evaluation/selection

Training and research

  • Workshops and seminars for students, professionals, and consumers on universal/lifespan design and the planning and design of senior centers and other facilities that serve aging adults

Representative Project Experience

Lifespan Design Studio works with a broad variety of clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors on institutional, commercial/retail, residential (multi- and single-family), and other project types. Representative projects are listed below.

Senior Centers and Senior Housing (Design for New Facilities and Renovations)

  • Northwest Senior Health & Wellness Center, Oklahoma City, OK (view images and details)
    • Design consultation for a new senior wellness center (with GSB)
  • Lawrenceville Senior Center, Gwinnett County, GA
    • Design consultation for comprehensive senior center renovations (with PPI)
  • Five Points Center for Active Adults, Raleigh, NC (view images and details)
    • Design consultation for a new senior center (with HH Architecture)
  • Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults, Raleigh, NC (view images and details)
    • Design consultation for a new senior center (with HH Architecture)
  • United Senior Services, Springfield, OH
    • Design consultation for adaptive reuse of a former Eagles building (with MCF)
  • Dr. George W. Davis Senior Residence and Senior Center, San Francisco, CA
    • Design consultation for a new senior housing building with ground-floor senior center, McCormack Baron Salazar, developers
  • 125 Live (formerly Rochester Senior Center), Rochester, MN
    • Design consultation for a new senior center (with TSP)
  • Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, Laurel, MD (view images and details)
    • Design consultation for a new senior center (with Cornerstone Architectural Group and Colimore Thoemke Architects)
  • Senior Center, Inc., Charlottesville, VA
    • Site evaluation and design consultation for a new senior center (with Bushman Dreyfus Architects)
  • Neptune Township Department of Senior Services and Senior Center
    • Design consultation for adaptive reuse of a former pharmacy building (with Cornerstone Architectural Group)
  • Senior Center at Journey’s Way, Philadelphia, PA
    • Feasibility study with preliminary design for the adaptive reuse of a former church and warehouse

Senior Center Planning and Preliminary Design Studies

  • Winchester Senior Center, Wabash, IN
    • Feasibility study and preliminary design for senior center renovations/additions
  • Normal Township Senior Center, Normal, IL
    • Site evaluations and preliminary design for a new facility
  • Hancock County Agency on Aging, Findlay, OH
    • Needs assessment, programming, cost analysis, and design consultation for a new senior center
  • Oak Harbor Adult Activity Support Center, Oak Harbor, WA (view images and details)
    • Programming, preliminary design, and cost estimating to support planning for a new multipurpose facility with adult day care
  • Wayne Senior Center, Wayne, PA
    • Multiple feasibility studies evaluation options for a new facility
  • Munson Center, Las Cruces, NM
    • Master plan and preliminary design for senior center renovations/additions (with Huitt Zollars)

Commercial, Institutional, Municipal and Residential Design

  • Hunters Run Apartments, Lebanon, OH (view images and details)
    • 10-unit apartment building, design-build with G/C Contracting
  • Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, Liberty Twp., OH
    • Church addition and renovations, design-build with G/C contracting
  • City of Lebanon, OH
    • Design for comprehensive renovation of the police dispatch center
      Study, preliminary design and cost analysis for the electrical department
  • Cincinnati State University Eileen Berke Occupational Therapy Center, Cincinnati, OH
    • Design for renovations and accessibility upgrades for a demonstration facility
  • Doc’s Place, Lebanon, OH
    • Design for restaurant expansion and accessibility upgrades in an historic district
  • Fitness 4 U Fitness Studio, Lebanon, OH
    • Design for adaptive reuse of a building in an historic district

Workshops and Presentation by Lifespan Design Studio

American Society on Aging Annual Conference
Planning a Successful Senior Center Construction Project (2016)
Buildings Boomers Want to Go To (2015)
Senior Center Design Essentials: Things the ADA Doesn’t Cover (2014)
Senior Center Design Tips Illustrated (2013)
Three Communities, Three Approaches to Senior Center Design & Construction (2012)

  • Pitman Institute and National Institute of Senior Centers Seek Conference 2015
    • Senior Center Design for Today and Tomorrow

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