Envisioning a Better Future for Senior Living

The United States population is in transition in the 21st century. While there are more than 46 million older adults today, 77 million seniors are expected in a decade, which means that one in five Americans will be 65 years and over around 2030. The growth in life expectancy presents designers with an opportunity to solve for the lifestyle needs of this large cohort and support its members' health and well-being. ASID's national Committee on Adaptive Living (CoAL) has taken on this challenge and developed a range of adaptable living solutions with the objective to rethink the design of commercial senior living environments. Learn from CoAL experts as you explore the adaptive design method, how to identify best practices, and future innovations to consider.

Ruju Jasani, IIDA, ASID, NCIDQ


Jasani Studio

Ruju Jasani, IIDA, ASID, ICSC, NCIDQ, Assoc. AIA, SEED is an interior architect and founder of Jasani Studio specializing in retail, hospitality and senior living environments. Her award-winning work comprises projects in North America, Europe, China and India. Through strategic ideation and research-based frameworks, Ruju designs for social impact as well as business outcomes. She has led a range of notable projects from large commercial developments to artisanal neighborhood destinations.

Ruju is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences like GATHER and Environments for Aging to name a few. Casa Vogue, Pin-Up Magazine and Business of Home have featured her writing among other publications. She is actively involved in professional mentorship and student career development.

Ruju is Director At-Large of the ASID National Board of Directors. Previously, she served as national committee chairperson for the Committee on Adaptive Living on behalf of ASID and on the national Strategic Partnerships sub-committee to the Equity Council on behalf of IIDA.

Ruju holds a BFA, Interior Architecture from Academy of Art University and a BA, English from the University of Bombay. She has lived in Bombay, New York, London and San Francisco. Previously, Ruju was a retail leader at Gensler headquartered in San Francisco.


Principal, Interior Design


As interior design principal at SmithGroup, Alison’s approach to design is based on a unique blend of creativity, empathy and expertise. An accomplished storyteller, Alison connects region and brand with key design elements, creating essential experiences. Her depth of knowledge in Healthcare and Senior Living markets helps her to deliver infection prevention and wellness tactics to shape key decisions on projects. As a relentless advocate for enhancing the human experience, Alison recognizes the key role environments play in our health and well-being. She employs this advocacy as chair of the ASID Committee on Adaptive Living (CoAL).

Perrin Graham-Jackson, ASID

Senior Project Designer

West End Interiors

Perrin Graham-Jackson, a Senior Project Designer at West End Interiors and a member of ASID, leads Education and Outreach for the Committee on Adaptive Living. With expertise in Senior Living design, she manages projects from assessment to installation, demonstrating adeptness in team management and construction logistics. Perrin's designs embody a harmonious fusion of problem-solving, innovation, storytelling, and visual artistry, catering to the diverse needs of staff, residents, and families. Her commitment to fostering activated and inclusive communities, grounded in a deep understanding of human connection, shines through in her work and dedication.

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