Fort Washington Houses Senior Center (now Riverstone Senior Life Services) Fort Washington Houses Senior Center (now Riverstone Senior Life Services) Fort Washington Houses Senior Center (now Riverstone Senior Life Services) Fort Washington Houses Senior Center (now Riverstone Senior Life Services)

Fort Washington Houses Senior Center (now Riverstone Senior Life Services)

This project entailed renovations in a historic hospital building that was converted in the 1980s into a senior residence by the NYC Housing Authority. The 6,200 sf project was an expansion of an existing senior center to create a new adult day-care center for people suffering from memory loss.

The facility is laid out around a self-contained "wandering path" and includes activity rooms, quiet rooms, conference room, library, kitchen and offices for staff and social workers. The opening of long-dark clerestory windows in the central space brings abundant sunshine into the center. Materials and finishes are warm, natural and ecologically friendly, as well as being durable and low-maintenance.