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

Located in Manhattan’s Washington Heights, this project consists of a 6,200 sf renovation within a historic art deco hospital building that was converted into a senior residence in the 1980s by the NYC Housing Authority. BFA expanded its existing senior center to create a new adult daycare facility for people suffering from memory loss.

The facility is laid out around a self-contained "wandering path" and includes activity rooms, quiet rooms, a conference room, a library, a 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, creating a convivial community atmosphere. Materials and finishes are warm, natural and ecologically friendly, as well as being durable and low-maintenance. The Center largely serves a Spanish-speaking population, and its vibrant, changing artwork reflects the Caribbean origins of its client families.

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

New York, NY

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

Located in Manhattan’s Washington Heights, this project consists of a 6,200 sf renovation within a historic art deco hospital building that was converted into a senior residence in the 1980s by the NYC Housing Authority. BFA expanded its existing senior center to create a new adult daycare facility for people suffering from memory loss.

The facility is laid out around a self-contained "wandering path" and includes activity rooms, quiet rooms, a conference room, a library, a 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, creating a convivial community atmosphere. Materials and finishes are warm, natural and ecologically friendly, as well as being durable and low-maintenance. The Center largely serves a Spanish-speaking population, and its vibrant, changing artwork reflects the Caribbean origins of its client families.