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It’s About the Big Picture For Active Adults, But All Details Must Be Right

By Gary L. Snider

“The big differentiator in successful Active Adult home design is the big picture. You have to get the ‘place’ right to even get them there – but closing the deal is in the details.” – Gary Snider, AIA, BSB Design Partner

BSB Design’s 55+ Housing Studio Market Leader is an award-winning residential architect with over 35 years experience and a leading authority on active adult home design. But he credits “watching my parents” for how he learned the most on the subject.

millville_55plus_award (1)Gary’s projects have been honored multiple times for Community of the Year from The National Association of Home Builders’ Best of 50+ Housing Awards during his career.

Snider was a design expert for active adult housing before the industry knew it was important.

Three Must-Haves in Home design for Active Adults

  1. You must have lifestyle appeal. It’s not just about location, it’s about lifestyle. The Active Adult buyer is trading a ‘house’ for a ‘place.’ All pieces must be done – home, landscaping and amenities.
  2. You must have done the research. You have to know the buyer persona and the market data but you must also be able to apply the data to create out-of-the-box solutions.
  3. You must have great design. Great design starts with research, but includes the right team. A team that listens and can respond with design solutions that take the buyers’ lifestyle needs, comfort and convenience into consideration.

BSB Design Leadership and Expertise:

Gary Snider, AIA leads BSB Design’s business development efforts throughout the Northeast and Eastern seaboard and oversees the region’s design direction. Snider has more than 35 years of experience in the field of residential architecture, and is a leading authority on active adult, 50+ and seniors’ housing design. His experience runs the gamut of community design from a variety of single family and attached homes to master planned developments, resorts and golf course communities.

About the Author

Gary L. Snider — AIA

Partner — Des Moines

Snider was a design expert for active adult housing before the industry knew it was important.