4/28/2020 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Room: M108

Educational Session | Design Innovation



Stephan Zimmerman


AEC Living


E45 – Eco-Friendly Design Plans for 55+ Cohousing

This session will offer attendees an insider’s view of building and marketing an eco-friendly cohousing community for seniors 55 and older. Attendees will hear how to design a self-governing eco-friendly cohousing condominium, obtain design considerations for shared spaces for seniors, and consider how to make senior cohousing a successful endeavor for any developer. The presenter will use his real-world model and case study as an example—The Phoenix Commons, which is a 41-unit facility that features over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor community space. The building is modeled after socially conscious urban design with a high unit-count-per-acre density and is an urban infill.