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The College of Architecture and Design continues its lecture series about health care design this week with a presentation by Louis Anderson, AIA, LEED AP, CNU, a senior designer for FreemanWhite, a multi-disciplined architecture firm focused on health care and senior living.

The lecture begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in room 109 of the Art + Architecture Building.

Anderson’s lecture, “Designing for Our Elders,” will examine senior living design as it is today and how the field is likely to evolve as pressure from “baby boomers” increase.

Anderson has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in design and a master in architecture. His lecture is sponsored by FreemanWhite, which he joined in 2001.

The visiting lecturers, in addition to their presentations, will involve the students in some exploratory creative exercises, such as designing their own retirement environment. The course also will include interactive activities, such as tours of medical facilities, to explore key wellness indicators.

The students will be working on a research project throughout the semester that will stimulate further discussion within the university of the role design plays in healing and wellness.

Continuing architectural education credit can be earned at this lecture.

The lecture series also is viewable over the Internet both live and in archive form. See the College of Architecture and Design’s Web site,