Perkins Eastman | Hebrew Seniorlife NewBridge on the Charles

Hebrew SeniorLife: NewBridge on the Charles

Dedham, Massachusetts
Designed collaboratively by Perkins Eastman and Chan Krieger, this new intergenerational campus for Hebrew SeniorLife responds to the client’s desire to create an intergenerational campus with a variety of housing options for the elderly.

Located on 162 acres of environmentally fragile land along the Charles River in a community west of Boston, the new campus is the home of approximately 750 aging adults. The living accommodations include 50 cottages, 24 villa apartments, 182 apartments, 51 traditional assisted living apartments, 40 memory support rooms, and a 268-resident healthcare center with 220 long-term care residents and 48 sub-acute patients. The campus is equipped with a full array of programs to integrate the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of aging. The site also provides a setting for 450 students in the Rashi School and ancillary play and athletic fields.

The campus site planning responds with sensitivity to the existing environment by establishing connections with the community through clearer pathways between interior and exterior courtyards and vistas, memorable outdoor places and experiences, and opportunities for life-long learning through nature.
AWARDS
ENR New York, Project of the Year: Healthcare (2010)
AIA/LeadingAge Design for Review, Award of Merit (2009)
AIA/LeadingAge Design for Aging Review, Merit Award Planning (2007)
Press
GreenSourceYoung at Heart
ENR New YorkNewBridge on the Charles, Project of the Year - Healthcare
Long-Term Living1 Million-sq.-ft. Facility Provides Sense of Community