Assisted Living Housing for the Elderly: Design Innovations from the United States and Europe

Assisted Living Housing for the Elderly: Design Innovations from the United States and Europe

by Victor Regnier


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Assisted Living Housing for the Elderly: Design Innovations from the United States and Europe by Victor Regnier

Winner of the 1994 Progressive Architecture Award for Architectural Research "Victor Regnier’s work is one of the few significant additions to the research on one of the most important architectural challenges facing the design professions today: how to design supportive and attractive environments for our nation’s rapidly-growing, aged population. His research and writing challenge the profession to reconceive these environments as enriched housing rather than health care institutions." Bradford Perkins, FAIA Partner, Perkins-Eastman and Partners "Victor Regnier’s new book should be read both for its approach to using environment-behavior research and for the lessons it has to offer about assisted living. The book is itself a prototype of inquiring process and design content. Its vivid examples and careful analysis significantly improve our understanding of the cross-cultural principals of prototype buildings." John Zeisel, Ph.D Author, Inquiry by Design: Tools for Environment-behavior Research. "As the nation moves towards the development of a comprehensive health care system, it is clear that a major component of the plan will be alternatives to institutionalization. Victor Regnier’s exemplary book clearly and cogently discusses the newest, most exciting, and most promising of these alternative housing/health care arrangements—assisted living. For such a new concept to receive detailed attention from such a seasoned researcher is fortunate indeed. It is must reading for professional and consumer alike." Paul A. Kerschner, Ph.D. Executive Director The Gerontological Society of America

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471284239
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 8.69(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

About the Author Victor A. Regnier, FAIA, holds a unique joint appointment between the Andrus Gerontology Center and the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is currently Dean of the School of Architecture. Professor Regnier’s work combines research and practice in architecture with an understanding of how environments support the social and physical needs of special users. He has written several other books and has received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Progressive Architecture, and the American Planning Association for his applied research activities. This work was funded by a Fulbright senior research award with additional support from six other organizations and foundations.

Table of Contents

Precedents, Models, and Past Experience.

The Purpose of and Problems with Housing for the Frail.

Definitions and Principles.

Enrichment Possibilities.

Ten Case Studies.





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