Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The New Urban Village: A Design for Intergenerational Living

AIA East Bay’s August 26th Monthly Program will feature the architect, developer and executive director team for the Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life in a presentation and discussion sharing their experiences. The program will be followed by a reception and informal networking.

The New Urban Village: A Design For Intergenerational Living

A new 12-acre community combining a variety of housing types, a cultural center, recreational facilities, and educational opportunities is opening this fall in Palo Alto. The Taube Koret Center for Jewish Life includes affordable and market-rate housing for families as well as independent, assisted and nursing level care for seniors. A community center and gym, pre-school and after school activities are available for both residents and the larger neighborhood. The architect, with the campus and housing developers, will discuss their strategic partnership to realize this new cultural hub.

Designed to bring generations together and foster a strong sense of community, a pedestrian street is the main artery that provides circulation between retail outlets; adult, senior, and teen activities; and learning centers. A series of age-appropriate courtyards are designed to host a variety of social activities. The result is a transformation—from brownfield (the former SUN Microsystems site) into a vibrant community that does not remove seniors or youth from mainstream society, but places them in an opportunity-rich environment that provides stimulation as well as safety and insulation.


Steinberg Architects—Rob Steinberg, FAIA, is president of the 100-person planning, architecture, and interiors firm. His background is in master planning and programming for long-range development, future trends in senior housing, and service-oriented approaches to continuing care retirement communities. http://www.tsgarch.com/

Bridge Housing—Lydia Tam, Interim President and CEO, supervises real estate development and project finance activities for the BRIDGE Housing Corporation and its for-profit affiliate, BRIDGE Urban Infill Land Development (BUILD). As the largest nonprofit developer in California, BRIDGE creates and manages a range of affordable, high-quality housing for working families and seniors. http://www.bridgehousing.com/

Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life— Shelley Hébert, as executive director, led the $265 million nonprofit project from acquisition through project design and development, fundraising and completion. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Public Affairs at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

This program is presented by the Northern California Regional Design for Aging Committee.


Monthly Program: The New Urban Village - A Design for Intergenerational Living

Sponsored by Forell/Elsesser Engineers, Inc.

Time: 5:30pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.

Contact: 510/464-3600

Cost: $10 for AIA/DFA members & guests; $15 for non-members

Registration required. Click here to register.


For more information: 510/464-3600

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