Stefani Danes, AIA, LEED-AP, is a registered architect and principal in the firm of Perkins Eastman Architects, where her work and passion are focused on creating environments that sustain and enhance communities. She has extensive experience in the design of housing and facilities for older persons, including senior cohousing, independent and assisted living, and facilities for dementia care. Stefani heads the national AIA Design for Aging Research Committee, which is exploring new concepts in environments for aging. She is working with several organizations on senior cohousing, transforming “aging in place” to “aging in community”. Stefani leads Perkins Eastman’s firm-wide Research Collaborative, which develops innovative, practice-based research to inform design. She was on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University for twenty years and a member of the Advisory Board for the Presbyterian Association on Aging’s Innovative Living Environments project. Ms. Danes received her M.Arch. at Yale University and her Bachelor’s Degree at Princeton.