In the July issue of Senior Housing Business, Principal Dan King, AIA, NCARB, published a well-received article on flexibility and the need for developers to rethink strategies to manage larger economic headwinds.
“With today’s soaring construction costs, rising inflation and endless supply chain disruptions, developers are more mindful than ever before about project design, efficiency and affordability in senior living. In our current economic landscape, developers are rethinking everything from room sizes to how they use shared spaces to solve some of the biggest problems currently facing construction and design.
To keep senior living projects moving forward through a down economic cycle, we as architects and designers are constantly working with clients to help solve these problems from a design perspective. Through these conversations, the most pressing topics in 2023 include:
• Unit size transformations
• Optimizing multi-use spaces
• Flexibility with construction materials