Local Designers Featured Speakers at Environments for Aging Conference

Nancy Schnur, ASID, CAPS and Joan Riggs, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, CAPS, of the Hawaii Chapter of ASID will be speakers at this year’s  Environments for Aging conference in Los Angeles. They will be speaking on the evolving community service project between Maluhia Hospital, Chaminade University and ASID Hawaii.

This year’s conference will be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim from May 3-6. Environments for Aging Conference offers the latest strategies and ideas for creating attractive and functional living environments that meet the needs of our aging population.

Track: New Models Across the Continuum of Care
E20  Maluhia Collaboration Project—Purpose-Driven Service through Design and Education

Joan Riggs, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, CAPS, Program Coordinator—Environmental + Interior Design, Chaminade University
Nancy Schnur, ASID,CAPS, Interior Designer, ASID Hawaii Chapter

Monday, May 5 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This case study highlights the award-winning Maluhia community service project. ASID-Hawaii and Chaminade University’s Environmental + Interior Design Program, along with industry partners, developed an ongoing collaborative effort with the Maluhia Care Center—a state run long-term care center serving Hawaii’s indigent. This presentation provides an overview of the purpose, the players, the products, the perspectives, and the design process. The fusion of client needs, design expertise, student awareness and enthusiasm, and industry partner products and services has provided this non-profit organization with affordable, creative, environmental renovations that contribute positively to the health, safety, and welfare of the residents, staff, and families associated with Maluhia. With purpose-driven design, everyone wins!

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