Martin L. Siefering

Martin L. Siefering



“Being human in senior living implies being empathetic to the experiences of older adults and their caregivers, being able to engage with them, hearing about the subtleties of their desires and concerns, and developing a deep understanding of them as humans.”

Martin Siefering grew up the eldest of four children on the family farm in Iowa. As a child, Martin spent many hours with his great grandparents, who were in their 80s. They taught him the joy they experienced from music and food and the pleasures that they enjoyed after hardworking rural lives. Through these relationships Martin became aware of both their joys and frailties and learned that the oldest and frailest among us have valuable contributions to make. He also became aware of the poor state of housing options that existed for older adults of that generation. As Martin discovered his calling for architecture, he found satisfaction in creating environments that help older adults live fully engaged and connected lives while receiving the diversity of support that they need.

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Martin elevates conversations about senior living consistently, frequently speaking at conferences, sharing his perspective with the press, and advocating for the frailest among us on social media.


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  • +1 (412) 894-8351
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  • Education

  • Iowa State University, B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects, LeadingAge