SmithGroup at Environments for Aging 2023

Connect with SmithGroup’s senior living thought leaders at the following sessions at the 2023 Environments for Aging Conference + Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 15-18, 2023. The conference brings together designers, operators, developers and experts in aging to discuss and develop new strategies in designing living environments for our aging population. Register through the conference website to attend. 


Tuesday, April 18 | 8:30 – 9:30 AM
E32 – Envisioning a Better Future for Senior Living 
Alison Faecher 
Members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Committee on Adaptive Living (CoAL), including Alison Faecher of SmithGroup, Margi Kaminski of CannonDesign and Ruju Jasani of Jasani Studio, will share best practices and new paradigms for the design of healthy living community and resident lifestyle. ASID CoAL was formed to envision the future of senior living communities, centered on wellness and inclusion. 


Tuesday, April 18 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM 
E42 – Decarbonization and the Future of RCFE Design and Operation 
Alexis Burck and Stet Sanborn 
Upcoming energy code changes and targets will influence how Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) are planned, constructed and operated. Alexis Burck, a Senior Living design expert and studio leader, and Stet Sanborn, a leader in designing for decarbonization, will join a representative from the U.S. Department of Energy to overview sustainable strategies to design resilient systems for RCFEs.