Manny Gonzalez – A Change in Latitude: Rethinking the Active Adult Master Plan

2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show

January 20, 2016

Wednesday, January 20 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Location: North 252
Format: Building Knowledge Session    Level of Content: Advanced
Appropriate for: 55+ Housing Builders & Developers, Designers, Architects, Engineers & Planners, Land Development
Track(s): 55+ Housing
Moderator(s): Manny Gonzalez, KTGY Architecture + Planning, Los Angeles, CA
Speaker(s): Mollie Carmichael, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Irvine, CA | Donald Jacobs, JZMK Partners, IRVINE, CA | Erik Pfahler, Newport Pacific Land Company LLC, Newport Beach, CA

What It’s About:

The more than 75 million Baby Boomers – the majority of whom are age 55+ – are the largest demographic in today’s home building industry. These Boomers want something new and fresh and won’t settle for yesterday’s model of the retirement master plan community. This advanced session will feature the creative team from Latitude at the Ridges in Las Vegas. These nationally-recognized experts in the active adult arena will not only share what they are creating for this exciting, new community, but they will also reveal where age-qualified housing is heading to help you forge the latest design trends for these home buyers.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Analyze several industry-leading designs created by two different nationally-recognized architects that have re-imagined the way active adults could live.
  • Identify what worked and what didn’t in past designs and see how Latitude incorporates those lessons into this next generation of homes.
  • Examine the unique collaboration between the developer, two architecture firms, the landscape architect and sales and marketing consultants to create an unique new community.
  • Explore the variety of floor plans that re-imagine the way homes are laid out, incorporating new spatial arrangements and universal design to meet the Boomer’s changing needs.

Continuing Education: NAHB – 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA – 0.1 CEU(s)