Committee on Architecture in Healthcare: 2015 Perspectives on Health Series | No. 1: The Future of Senior Care and Sub-Acute Healthcare Communities: Responding to Diverse Needs
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
USC, Watt Hall, Rm. #1
Committee on Architecture in Healthcare
When: Wednesday March 18, 4:30-6:30 PM
Where: USC, Watt Hall, Rm. #1
2015 Perspectives on Health Series | No. 1: The Future of Senior Care and Sub-Acute Healthcare Communities: Responding to Diverse Needs


The Healthcare Committee is bringing together the changing visions of the owner/developer’s and the architect/designer’s perspectives on senior living and sub-acute care environments, and the exciting changes in the way these environments are planned. In this presentation, a representative of a fast-growing and progressive senior living company, and an architect deeply specialized in sub-acute care, will discuss national trends in Senior Living design and new trends in Memory Care that include:
  • Changing approaches to designing communities for people entering their 70’s and 80’s, 
  • New synergies and partnerships between senior living communities and academic institutions 
  • Possibilities  for the sub-acute care spectrum, through adaptive re-use of inpatient facilities 
  • The implications of recent code changes in California
  • We will also be posing provocative questions to our speakers to learn how future facilities can best serve the changing needs of ever more connected and critical seniors and their families.
Paul Mullin
, VP of Development  with Silverado Senior Living, developers and operators of over 30 Memory Care, Hospice and Home Health facilities. His work efforts include acquisitions, entitlements and development of senior living communities.  Paul’s focus is on creating senior living solutions and planned communities that maximize prosthetic design, therapeutic environments, New Urbanism, infill development, technology and green building. Paul is a national speaker on these topics and a member of the USC Board of Councilors, USC Davis School of Gerontology.
Leslie Moldow, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, Perkins Eastman. Leslie has over 30 years’ experience focused primarily on senior living, special needs housing and the full continuum of active adult to senior centers to independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer’s Care, skilled nursing and CCRCs. She is a national speaker on the topics and former chair of the AIA’s Design for Aging Knowledge Community. 

USC is located about a mile or two south of the Los Angeles Convention Center.  The location is marked "ARCH" on the map below.  It will be perfect weather outside, but probably cold inside the room.  Bring a sweater or light jacket.

Try not to drive because parking at USC is $10.   If you want to drive, there are several parking structures (marked "P" on the map). It is hard to know what gates will be open, because it is Spring Break at USC.  Entrance #1 and Entrance #6 are usually open.   The closest parking is at the "P" near entrance #6. I also like to park in the neighborhood west of USC for free.  You have to walk an extra block or two, but it is not far.  Rather than driving, we prefer to take the EXPO LINE subway or the DASH bus from downtown.  The DASH "F" route from downtown goes right to USC and loops all around the campus.  The DASH bus is 50 cents.  The subway "EXPO LINE"  goes directly to USC. It is $1.75 and runs until about midnight.   The closest subway stop is called "EXPO PARK USC" and is located near the bottom of the map.  Be careful, there are several stops named "USC."