Studio’s dementia research featured in international press

“Unfortunately, design for dementia hardly registers as an area of academic or professional inquiry, compared to ostensibly glamorous project types like skyscrapers and museums. Health- and elder-care projects in general are red-headed stepchildren, receiving too little recognition from peers and the media (mea maxima culpa). The AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards are one welcome exception, another is the interest and research of firms such as Nord Architects and Perkins Eastman [PDF] and of innovative younger practitioners such as Matthias Hollwich, AIA, Jack Sardeson, and Deane Simpson. Given the scope of the issue in terms of both human and economic cost, design for our aging population and for people with dementia in particular deserves a more central place in the collective architectural consciousness.”