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

Miami Springs Senior Center

  • Miami Springs, FL
  • Design consultation for a new senior center (with Bermello Ajamil & Partners)

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)

Covenant Place II Senior Housing, Mirowitz Senior Center, and HJ’s Café

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Design consultation for a new senior housing building with main level senior center and café (with McCormack Baron Salazar Developers and The Lawrence Group)

Crawford County Commission on Aging-Grayling Senior Center

  • Grayling, MI
  • Feasibility study including site evaluation, preliminary design, and cost estimating focused on the 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

Oak Harbor Adult Activity Support Center

  • Oak Harbor, WA
  • Programming, preliminary design, and cost estimating to support planning for a new multipurpose facility with adult day care

Munson Center

  • Las Cruces, NM
  • Master plan and preliminary design for senior center renovations/additions (with Huitt Zollars)

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

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 Presentations 

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

  • 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)