Vincent Myers, AIA, LEED AP, President of DIGroup Architecture, was a recent guest on Health Professional Radio. In the segment, “Architecture for Senior Living,” Myers offered insight on Senior Living and how it has transitioned from a hospitality-focused industry to one of healthcare and wellness.
Many senior living facilities only cater to one type of care, but it remains a challenge to keep these spaces open and inclusive for all types of seniors. As a leader in the architectural field, Myers discussed the merits of inclusivity, “A facility might lend itself to a certain community. I would like to see more environments that cater to different needs…towards healthier places to live.”
When asked how he sees senior living as a healthcare product from an architectural point of view, Myers remarked, “Every single environment that is geared for seniors is starting to recognize that due to the age of the seniors going into their facilities they will need to provide additional services…and will need to respond very quickly.”
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HEALTH PROFESSIONAL RADIO:
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ABOUT VINCENT MYERS:
Vincent Myers is President and co-founding member of DIGroup Architecture – an award-winning minority-owned architectural firm headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has helped grow the firm to include a rich, diverse portfolio of projects for senior living, nationally, and healthcare, civic and education clients locally throughout New Jersey, New York and the Greater Philadelphia Area. He is a recognized leader in educating clients in designing spaces to fit the complex needs of the new aging generation, from independent living residents to those requiring skilled nursing and memory care services. Recently, his efforts have focused on preparing for the design of the next generation of senior facilities within urban areas. Vince serves as a guest speaker on the future of aging, sharing insights with leading developers and operators of senior living communities. His work and influence are featured across the country.
ABOUT DIGROUP ARCHITECTURE:
DIGroup Architecture is one of the area’s largest minority-, disadvantaged- and small-business enterprises (MBE-DBE-SBE) specializing in architecture, planning, interior design and environmental graphics, signage and wayfinding services for Education, Healthcare, Senior Living and Civic clients. The firm is known for regenerating urban areas through redevelopment, preservation, adaptive reuse and new construction. The company takes great pride in its ethnically and culturally diverse staff who are passionate about architecture.
DIG originated as a consortium of several small architectural firms who formed an alliance to collaborate and compete for large projects issued by the NJ Schools Development Authority that revitalized the state’s most under-served public school districts. This collaboration became so successful at delivering many of the state’s most significant, community-centered design projects that the firms formally merged in 2006. The profound impact these projects had on the most basic human need of health and wellness, brought a whole new meaning and purpose to the firm. From that point forward, “Architecture for Change” became our story, design philosophy and commitment to clients to re-imagine structures and environments to unite people, enhance well-being and enrich communities.
DIG’s success has not gone unnoticed; in 2021 the company was ranked among the top Minority Businesses and Architectural firms by NJBIZ and Philadelphia Business Journal.
Today, DIGroup Architecture is exponentially growing; its reach spanning New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.