Jeffrey Anderzhon, FAIA

Senior Planner + Design Architect

Jeffrey has a passion for creating environments for the elderly that encourage connection and maintaining a tie to community. He is a nationally and internationally renowned speaker and author who focuses on creating homes, not housing. He is passionate not only about design but also about sharing his expertise with clients so they are able to make informed decisions that will affect their staff and residents. Jeffrey explores and initiates ideas that truly make a difference to clients and their residents.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

Creating environments which can truly make a difference in the lives of humans and help everyone see the positive side of living and aging.

What was your first job?

Detasselling corn in order to produce hybrid seed corn. It was a dirty and hot job. It really helped formulate my concept of what work really is.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An architect. This is still what I want to be!

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?

Thomas Jefferson. He was such a brilliant, but flawed, individual. I would enjoy exploring how his complex mind worked in person rather than simply in history books.

Recent Articles:
The Only Thing That is Constant is Change. Revitalizing Your Senior Living Community–A Step-By-Step Guide
Households for Sr. Care - Part 3: Designing Households for the Residents 
Households for Sr. Care - Part 2: Size Matters, Particularly in Long-term Care Households 
Households for Sr. Care - Part 1: Evolutionary Steps in the Creation of Household Models of Care
Creating a Senior Living Master Plan that Works - Part 1: Market Feasibility
Creating a Senior Living Master Plan that Works - Part 2: The Built Environment

Recent Presentations:
Environments for Aging 2016
LeadingAge Indiana Spring Conference 2016
LeadingAge Iowa Spring Conference 2015

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