Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Cindy V Beacham
Ron Dulaney, Jr
Kristina M Hash
Mary Ellen Zeppuhar
This study pilots a process for programming and collecting data to inform the design of this type of elder housing community. The thesis follows that process to develop a list of user requirements and design recommendations, or design guidelines, for a prospective long-term elder housing community in Morgantown, West Virginia, inspired by the Apartments for Life model established in Rotterdam, Netherlands by Stichting Humanitas Rotterdam. This study uses design research and evidence-based design, with data collection from focus groups, interviews, and surveys, to develop a set of objectives and potential design solutions for an Apartments for Life community and facility, intended for use in the United States.
Walkup, Sarah Elizabeth, "Design Guidelines for an Apartments for Life Community" (2014). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 6890.