Faith Hawks to Speak at Environments for Aging Conference in April

Moseley Architects’ Principal Faith Hawks, AIA, will participate in a panel discussion on “Design and Building Keeping Pace with Economic Change” at the Environments for Aging 2020 Expo and Conference on April 27. Fellow panelists include James Owens, senior living market coordinator of Whiting Turner, and Margaret Suit, vice president of development at Erickson Living.

Hosted in Louisville, Kentucky, April 25–28, the conference will offer the latest strategies and ideas for creating functional and attractive living environments that meet the needs of the aging population.

Hawks’ session will explore how senior living facility design, both in process and final build-out, can be agile and flexible enough to accommodate rapid change in the economic market conditions.

The panel will examine senior living continuing care retirement community projects and provide examples that cover different senior living facility types, scales and programs.

Learning objectives will focus on the following skills:

  • Understanding the implications of market changes for the design and construction of senior living facilities.
  • Identifying design strategies that inherently save construction costs and accommodating changes during the design and construction process.
  • Building in flexibility into the design that allows for future needs, including appropriate response to market conditions, resident needs and budget constraints.
  • Applying design methods to accommodate aging in place through repurposing existing facilities and designing multipurpose settings in new construction.

To register for the event, visit the Environments for Aging Expo and Conference website at