Thoughts on Design
Our architects and designers are thought-leaders in senior living, health care, universal design and more. Read more of our case studies and white papers below.
Renovating an architecturally-significant skilled nursing and rehab facility requires careful planning and creativity.
In a new white paper, Sandra Hodge, IIDA and Robin Tufts, AIA describe JSA's research into designing healthy environments for vulnerable populations.
We feel trapped in our homes, unable to go out to connect with friends or grab a bite to eat at any number of restaurants. We’re secluded, shut off from our communities, fearful this won’t end.
In this changed world, JSA interior designer Alyssa Pierce takes a look at design through a “think differently” lens in a personal essay.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 26 percent of us live with one or more disabilities, the most common being mobility impairments. Nearly 14 percent of us are unable or would have great difficulty walking any distance or climbing steps.
In a new white paper, JSA Principal Sandra Hodge tells the back story of JSA's new office design.
In a new white paper, JSA interior designer Alyssa Garvey explores the development of the International Well Building Institute (WELL) and the impact WELL design can have on future projects.
In a new white paper, Anne Weidman describes how JSA helped out sixteen local nonprofits and saved loads of furniture and office supplies from the landfill.
Borrowing a line from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast’s best selling graphic novel about aging seems as applicable to building codes as it is to aging parents. This Jim Warner white paper analyzes the impact of the 2015 International Building Code on assisted living facilities.
In October of 2016, JSA architect Jay Longtin traveled to Haiti as part of a volunteer building crew. In just seven days, he and a ten-member crew, with help from the local community, built a house for a Haitian family. Here, he tells his story.
It started one spring with just two employees, one a young new hire, the other an older associate. “Is that a Fitbit you’re wearing? Do you want to walk?” All summer the two walked three-mile circuits of the office park over lunch and did laps in the building corridors on rainy days.
Different approaches, similar objectives. Mutually exclusive? Or is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Jim Warner looks at the future of senior living in a thought-provoking white paper.