Evan Carroll of Bild Architecture, Stan Gawron of Gawron Turgeon Architects, and Patrick Costin of the Portland Society for Architecture and Canal 5, are among a growing number of architects in Maine who are designing housing for the state's aging population, and especially for those with memory loss. The Avita on Stroudwater is a memory care facility that follows the memory care design model developed by Gawron Turgeon. Designer Rebecca Dillon emphasized small scales, sensory stimulation, and a homey feel, elements that have been tied to the improved health and well-being of residents. It has been estimated that 80% of the assisted living business will be made up of memory care services, providing these architects and others with opportunities for collaboration with health care providers and social workers to improve design elements for residents with memory loss.
Older people, Architecture
Fishell, Darren, "Unforgettable Designs." (2013). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 5881.
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