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/Adult Community Centers and Senior Housing

Westlake Community and Senior Services Center

  • Westlake, OH
  • Site evaluation studies and design through construction consultation services for a new senior center (with DS Architecture)

Fuquay-Varina Community Center and 50+ Wing

  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Programming and design for a new 30,000 square foot multi-generational community center with 15,000 square foot Active Adult wing (with HH Architecture)

East Boston Senior Center

  • Planning and design phase support for renovation of a former library for use as a senior center (with FM Architecture) 

United Senior Services

  • Springfield, OH
  • Design consultation for adaptive reuse of a former Fraternal Organization 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 (with McCormack Baron Salazar Developers and David Baker Architects)
  • AIA California Council Award of Merit 2019

Crawford County Commission on Aging-Grayling Senior Center

  • Grayling, MI
  • Adaptive renovation and expansion of an existing building for use as the new Grayling Senior Center

Winchester Senior Center

  • Wabash, IN
  • Feasibility study and preliminary design for senior center renovations/additions; comprehensive design services for tenant fitout of satellite location

Margaret Hunt Senior Center, J. Frank Troy Senior Center, Zablocki Center

  • Toledo, OH
  • Evaluations and planning studies conducted with the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio

Commercial, Institutional, Municipal and Residential Design

Hunters Run Apartments

  • Lebanon, OH
  • 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

Lebanon United Methodist Church

  •  Lebanon, OH
  • Renovations with accessibility upgrades

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

Workshops and Presentations 

National Institute of Senior Centers Annual Conference (with NCoA and other partners)

  • Creating a Satellite Senior Center: Our Journey to Main Street (2020)
  • Senior Center Design Tips Illustrated (2019)
  • A Path to the Future of Senior Services Delivery: One Community’s Journey (2018)
  • Key Issues in Senior Center Design (2017)
  • Senior Center Design for Today and Tomorrow (2015)

American Society on Aging Annual Conference

  • Reflections on Key Issues in Senior Center Design (2019)
  • Design for Aging in Community (2018)
  • Planning a Successful Senior Center Construction Project (2016)
  • Buildings Boomers Want to Go To (2015)