J. David Hoglund

J. David Hoglund



“Design offers the opportunity to elevate the human experience by impacting sensory interaction, inspiring the soul, and lifting one’s quality of life.”

At 5 years old, David created building after building from shoe boxes, Popsicle sticks, and glue. David later dove into studying architecture, realizing that he cared equally about the way it impacted the users as the way it looked. His keen interest in the idea that design could impact people who live on life’s fragile edge fed a passion that led him to become a global leader in senior care design over a span of thirty-five years. Simultaneously, David taught a course on Planning and Design for a New Generation of Seniors at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for 15 years. He guest teaches at the University of Southern California, when he isn’t co-authoring books and white papers. David leads by example and is a mentor to many.

Our Perkins Eastman

David provides expertise in programming, planning, and design for older adults. He is a frequent contributor to industry publications, and presents on issues of changing demographics, facility repositioning, culture change, and trends impacting design of life plan communities, assisted living, and long- and short-term care and memory support environments.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (412) 894-8301
  • Email:

  • Linkedin:

  • Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.Arch; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S.
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects, LeadingAge, National Association of Home Builders