DMA Engineers, together with our founding partner The University of Queensland Healthy Ageing Initiative, have been named a finalist in the research category of the 2020 Future of Ageing Awards for the Longevity by Design charrette.
See a full list of all finalists in all categories here. The winners will be announced on 30 October 2020.
The Longevity by Design Charrette is an industry-wide collaborative workshop to challenge
the future of senior living design. The inaugural sold-out event was held in Brisbane on 6
February 2020, with teams meeting again three weeks later on 27 February to pitch their
design ideas to a panel of senior industry and government stakeholders.
A joint initiative of The University of Queensland ‘s Healthy Ageing Initiative and DMA
Engineers, with support from event partners Paynters and Redland City Council, the
charrette brought together 121 people from more than 60 private and community-based
organisations, government bodies and educational institutions to challenge the way we
currently design communities and buildings for life in later years.
Facilitated by Dr Rosemary Kennedy, 16 teams took on a design challenge set in the
Redlands area of South East Queensland. They had a choice of three sites to work on –
Victoria Point, Mt Cotton and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands – where they were
challenged to create visionary, innovative and highly connected design to meet the needs of
future seniors in 2050. These ideas were then pitched at a breakfast event three weeks later
to a panel of experts from local governments and the senior living industry, with a number
of prizes awarded for the most innovative designs that truly challenged the future of senior
To watch a video overview of Longevity by Design, click here.
To view the Longevity by Design website, click here.