SCHEDULE | PRESENTERS |
Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Buck Institute, 8001 Redwood Blvd., Novato
Early Bird Registration
AIA Member: $70 | General: $90 | Full-time Student: $25
Early bird registration rates end on Saturday, April 18 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)
(Registration increase effective Sunday, April 19)
AIA Member: $90 | General: $110 | Full-time Student: $35
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With California's 65+ population projected to grow almost 90% by 2030, the AIASF and Center for Architecture + Design 2020 Design for Aging Symposium comes at an important time for our industry and aims to explore the most current topics as they apply to the built environment. We look to bring together the expertise of architects, senior living providers, and people from across various professions and communities to share their perspectives and knowledge about a topic that affects all generations. From teams who are redesigning SFO to make the airport more suitable to the needs of older adults to universal design recommendations, we hope that the takeaway will further discussions on design innovations for age-friendly cities and increasing the quality of life for our aging society.
REGISTRATION / CHECK-IN / COFFEE/TEA/PASTRIES
M. ARTHUR GENSLER, JR., FAIA, FIIDA, RIBA, FOUNDER, GENSLER
10:45 - 11:15 AM | Transforming Communities Through Elements of Good Design
Research has shown that incorporating elements of good design positively impacts the health and well-being of older adults. From airport redesign to increased support for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), architect and design teams are upping the ante on building spaces that address the changing needs of older adults. The burgeoning demand to create age-friendly cities are triggering innovative ways to transform communities that will support and celebrate a growing demographic of those enjoying extended longevity.
MODERATOR: KRIS REBILLOT, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, BUCK INSTITUTE
DIANA ANDERSON, M.D., M.ARCH., GERIATRIC MEDICINE FELLOW, UCSF
LESLIE MOLDOW, FAIA, PRINCIPAL, PERKINS EASTMAN
JOHN NEWMAN, MD. PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BUCK INSTITUTE AND DIVISION OF GERIATRICS, UCSF
LEAH WITT, M.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, UCSF GERIATRICS DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM | The Power of Technology and Elderly Assistance
The swell of cutting-edge technology focused on seniors is significantly impacting how these individuals can communicate effectively with their loved ones wherever they may be, but the advancements are also opening opportunities that offer seniors more independence and a higher quality of life.
DAVE ALPERT, FAIA, CEO + FOUNDER, GEOPOGO
MICHAEL STEINER| AIA | LEED AP BD+C | WELL AP, PROJECT MANAGER, SENIOR ASSOCIATE, CORGAN
12:30 - 1:30 PM | AFTERNOON LUNCH BREAK / ARCHITECTURAL TOUR OF BUCK INSTITUTE
NOTE: ALL REGISTRANTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE ARCHITECTURAL TOUR OF THE BUCK INSTITUTE BUT SIGN-UPS ARE REQUIRED AS INDICATED IN ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM. TOUR IS APPROXIMATELY 1/2 AN HOUR.
1:45 - 2:15 PM | Design for Aging Applied: The Soul of Architecture
2:30 - 3:00 PM | CLOSING REMARKS
3:00 - 4:00 PM | RECEPTION
Join us for a light reception to continue talking about highlights of the day and enjoy the beautiful Buck Institute surroundings.
Dave Alpert, FAIA, CEO + Co-Founder, Geopogo
Dave is an award-winning architect now leading the development of Geopogo's AR Instantly software for design and construction. 3D made simple. Geopogo's vision is to apply the power of AR to build a better world by making construction more affordable and by increasing the budget available for high-quality design. In his career as an architect, Dave worked on project design teams for major commercial and institutional buildings in the Bay Area for the local offices of SOM, Gensler, and other firms. After earning an MBA mid-career, he worked on the owner's side coaching design and construction teams on $10 billion of projects around the country for Kaiser Permanente.
Diana Anderson, MD, M.Arch, Geriatric Medicine Fellow | UCSF
Dr. Anderson is a healthcare architect and a board-certified internist. She completed her medical residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. As a “dochitect”, Dr. Anderson combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture. She has worked on hospital design projects globally and is widely published in both architectural and medical journals, books and the popular press. She is a frequent speaker about the impacts of healthcare design on patient outcomes, staff satisfaction, and related topics. A Co-Founder of the Clinicians for Design group, this international network of leaders seeks to inspire and accelerate the design of environments and systems. Dr. Anderson was recognized for her contributions to the field by the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Health U40 List of Healthcare Design’s Best under 40. As an immediate past Fellow at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, she explores space design and ethics. She is currently a geriatric medicine fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.
M. Arthur Gensler Jr., FAIA, FIIDA, RIBA, Founder, Gensler
Art founded Gensler in 1965. An architect, he is widely credited with elevating the practice of interior design to professional standing. He is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association, and a professional member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Art graduated from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning and is a member of its Advisory Council. A charter member of Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame and a recipient of IIDA’s Star Award, he has also received Ernst & Young LLP’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2015, he wrote Art’s Principles to offer today’s entrepreneurs the business insights he wishes someone had given him when he was starting out
Kris Rebillot, Director of Communications, Buck Institute
Leslie Moldow, FAIA, Principal, Perkins Eastman
Leslie has more than 30 years of experience, primarily focused on senior living and special needs housing communities. Her work involves the full continuum of care facilities, from active adult to senior centers, independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, skilled nursing environments, and Life Plan communities. She is past chair of the AIA’s Design for Aging Knowledge Community promoting research, education, and conferences to raise the bar of design in senior living communities. In addition to Leslie’s work with the AIA DFA, she is a member of LeadingAge California, Washington and National. Leslie is also an invited member of Eskaton’s Livable Design Advisory Committee, an advisor for Technology and Design in Senior Living Conference, Women Religious Institute Conference, and Academy of Neuroscience and Architecture: Senior Living Environments Conference.
John Newman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Buck Institute | Division of Geriatrics UCSF
Dr. Newman's career goal is to translate our expanding understanding of aging biology to improve the care and help maintain the independence of older adults. Dr. Newman's research at the Buck Institute studies the molecular details of how diet and fasting regulate the genes and pathways that in turn control aging, focusing on the ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate and how its molecular signaling activities involving epigenetics and inflammation regulate aging and memory in mice. Dr. Newman is also a geriatrician who cares for hospitalized older adults at UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, focusing on preserving mobility and preventing delirium. He completed an MD/PhD at the University of Washington, then residency and fellowship training at UCSF. He is an NIA Beeson Scholar.
Kris started her career as a news reporter in radio and television. She came to the Buck in 2003 and developed its first media relations program; she’s been a witness to the Institute’s growth and success and to the dramatic increase in the public’s interest in healthy aging. She enjoys working with Buck scientists, helping translate their work for the general public. Kris lives in Petaluma where she chairs the city’s Senior Advisory Committee and is involved in efforts to make Petaluma an age-friendly community.
Leah Witt, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Geriatrics Department of Medicine, UCSF
Dr. Witt is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics and Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, completed Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary Medicine Clinical and Research Fellowships at the University of Chicago, and Geriatrics Fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Witt’s clinical practices are in Geriatrics and Pulmonary Medicine. She directs a partnership with San Francisco International Airport to reimagine an aging-friendly airport, building a vision to improve the wellbeing and independence of travelers throughout all stages of life and health. She is a 2019 awardee of a prestigious Geriatrics Academic Career Award from HRSA (Health Resources & Services Administration) and a primary goal of her work is to develop age-friendly travel best practices to guide clinicians, travelers and hubs of travel (e.g. airports, public transit and destinations).
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