As the country's baby boomers reach their senior years and as longevity increases, there will be a surge of seniors. Projections from the US Census Bureau predict 2030 as a milestone year when older people will actually outnumber children for the first time in history.

How design efforts will address this "aging tsunami" is a topic of popular and critical concern. Our "Generational Design" courses will be of interest to architects addressing the needs of an aging population.

According to Sheila Weinstein in Psychology Today, the term Silver Tsunami was coined in reference to a statistic that claims the number of people over 65 is expected to increase from 40 million in 2010 to 55 million in 2020.

Earn up to 10 HSW continuing education hours while taking our Generational Design courses at a discounted price, using discount code PAGD to get 40% off your entire purchase. These are PDF based courses, with online quizzes at the end.

See brief course overviews below. For more details or to purchase, do the following:

  • Choose your primary Board below and then click "Go" to be taken to the course listing page.
  • The Generational Design (Aging Tsunami) courses will be the first category, just below the Board rules.
  • You can add to cart from there or click on the course title for more details including course description, performance objectives and instructor.
  • Discount applied at checkout. Enter code PAGD if not already present in the discount code field.


Brief Course Overviews

AIA is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA Provider # J607) to provide online continuing education courses to architects.

Since 2003 has delivered over 1.4 million online continuing education hours to more than 50,000 AEC professionals nationwide. Our online interactive audio/visual courses feature narration, images and illustrations. Our PDF format is a non-timed, read-only course with online testing at the end.

Note to AIA Members: New AIA rules do not allow its members to retake the same course at any time.