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Ruth Neeman

LWDA
Concord, MA
Ruth Neeman is a registered architect with more than 30 years of experience in planning, design and research focusing exclusively on environments that enable elders and support independence and aging with dignity.

Her project experience includes new construction and renovations of Independent Living Communities, traditional and Memory Support Assisted Living facilities, Long Term Care centers, short term rehabilitative care units, as well as community-based day centers.

Supportive environments for elders and particularly those living with cognitive impairment is a special interest that has led to ongoing professional alliances with experts in the field and initiation of Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) research work on several of her projects.

Ms. Neeman’s special, and personal interest in the impact of the appropriate environment on well-­being of elders, has led her to serve as the Co-Chair of the Design for Aging Committee of the Boston Society of Architects since 2008, contributing to education and lively exchange of ideas among architects, designers, scientists, regulators and owners. In her other life Ruth is a theater set designer and is passionate about including the arts in the projects she designs.