51 minutes | Nov 17th 2020

The Importance of Design & Architecture in Senior Living Environments

Susan Ryan sits down with two architects, David Hoglund and Martin Siefering, from global architecture firm Perkins Eastman. David and Martin are co-leaders of the firm’s senior living practice. Both are passionate about planning and designing compassionate and forward-thinking care for our elders.

With this in mind, Susan, David, and Martin discuss the physical environment in creating spaces that are conducive to building social connections and relationships for those that live and work in them, and how important it is to incorporate all stakeholders in the design process.

David and Martin examine the architecture and design through the lens of COVID-19 and infection control. In addition, they share why they believe the Green House/small house model is here to stay and how design elements of the model can help us rethink and reimagine the industry to spur further growth and innovation.

Finally, they talk about their Clean Slate Project and how that has informed their thoughts on the future and evolution of senior living.

Connect with David Hoglund here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-david-hoglund-faia-leed-ap-414bb3b 

Connect with Martin Siefering here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-siefering-95582621 

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