Supportive + Senior
Providing for the special needs of seniors, veterans and the homeless
At glaserworks, we help our clients respond to the portion of the market that wants to live in active and social environments; these are places where good design can facilitate social interaction and encourage activity.
By 2020, 16% of the US population will be 65 years or older–that’s over 54 million people. This generation of seniors will be more active than any previous generation. We believe the Baby Boom generation will redefine senior living: they will not want to live out their golden years in institutional places. Shuffleboard courts will be replaced by rock-climbing walls. We help our clients create places for senior citizens to continue to live healthy, productive lives. We have designed facilities in urban and suburban contexts; from individual cottages to multi-story buildings; from interior renovations to master planning of whole communities.
We also design places for people with physical or behavioral challenges. We designed Cincinnati’s first “Housing First” model of supportive housing – the Jimmy Heath House.
glaserworks recently began designing housing for veterans through a partnership with Volunteers of America. Annabelle’s Place in North College Hill is a small-scale, permanent, supportive housing project for women veterans – the first of its kind in the Midwest.