NYCHA Saratoga Senior Center

Location: Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, NY

Year: 2012

A proposal for a renovation to the Saratoga Senior Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Our team of Architects, graphic designers and landscape designers worked closely with the local community, the New York Housing Authority, the NYC Department of Design and Construction and the Mayor’s Office to assess the needs of the current residents and community that the center serves. The proposal sought to create a realizable, cost efficient and adaptable solution to the outdated and underutilized facility that reinforces the initiative to improve the living environment for seniors in this community as well as envisioning a model for New York. The outdated facility was envisioned as a community hub and activity center with special programs, a new cafeteria and a central garden and green house area. A red railing extends through the entire space as a physical support system for walking and exercising but also as a gauging device and anchoring mount for activity boards and crafts. 

(A collaboration with Gluck+ Architecture, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Lonni Tanner, NYCHA)