Residential Design for Aging In Place

Residential Design for Aging In Place

By: Michael A. Thomas (author), Drue Lawlor (author)Hardback

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Consult Residential Design for Aging In Place , the key reference for designing homes for aging people, if you seek to understand how to create effective spaces for the elderly. Interior designers, architects, and homebuilders are increasingly asked by clients to design homes to allow for adaptation over time, and this is the definitive guide, endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Find case study examples of good design solutions for designing for aging in place from two authors who are highly respected fellows of the ASID.

About Author

Drue Lawlor, Fasid, is a certified interior designer and the owner of Drue Lawlor Interiors in San Gabriel, California. Ms. Lawlor specializes in residential interior design consultation for clients interested in aging in place. She is a principal with education-works, inc., an organization that develops, produces, and delivers continuing education seminars for design professionals, companies, and organizations. She has served as chair of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Aging in Place Council and previously served on the ASID national board of directors. Michael A. Thomas, Fasid, caps, is president of The DESIGN Collective Group in Jupiter, Florida. He is certified as an Aging in Place Specialist by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). He was the first chair of the ASID Aging in Place Council and has served on the ASID national board of directors. He provides professional development workshops and seminars on a variety of business and age-related topics. Visit his Web site,, for more information.


Acknowledgments. Introduction: GROWING UP AND GETTING WISER. CHAPTER 1 Designs for Independence. CHAPTER 2 The American Senior Tsunami. CHAPTER 3 Laws, Codes, and Regulations. CHAPTER 4 Assessing the Aging Process. CHAPTER 5 Exterior Freedoms. CHAPTER 6 Creating Living Spaces. CHAPTER 7 Creating Private Places. CHAPTER 8 Designing the Kitchen. CHAPTER 9 Designing the Bathroom. CHAPTER 10 The Rest of the House. CHAPTER 11 Design Beyond Age. APPENDIX A Building Professional Alliances. APPENDIX B From Civil Rights to Universal Design and Beyond. APPENDIX C Products and Vendors. APPENDIX D Common Diseases and Disabilities. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470056141
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780470056141
  • weight: 800
  • ISBN10: 0470056142

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