Dr. John L. Brown, PhD

Professor of Architecture and Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Calgary

Dr. Brown is Professor of Architecture and Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary. He is an award-winning architect and a founding Principal of the architectural firm Housebrand, a Calgary-based residential design practice that has designed and built over 250 homes since 1997. John is a recognized authority on residential design and aging-in-community. In 2016, he completed a PhD through the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia that developed new and more relevant ways to design and build houses for an aging population. This research resulted in the creation of Garden Loft.

    11:00 - 11:45 am

    Wednesday 18th Nov

    Introducing Garden Loft: A New Housing Option for Alberta Seniors

    Garden Loft is a prefabricated backyard living unit with adaptive support systems that enable seniors and others with differing abilities to live independently within a family context. The units will be commercially available in spring 2021 and can be craned into the backyard of most single family lots. Garden Loft provides the necessary support to allow frail individuals to continue living in their own community close to family and friends for a longer time, with a higher quality of life, an increased feeling of independence and agency, and with less burden on family members and other caregivers. The presentation will be relevant to seniors who are unable to live in their current home but do not want to live in a lodge or care facility as well as families who are willing to provide informal support for their seniors but do not have appropriate living space in their homes.

    Format: Zoom webinar
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    Webinar ID: 990 3546 0322
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