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LIFE St. Francis

Continuing with the website updates apace and that couldn’t be more appropriate because next up is LIFE St. Francis, a PACE center in Bordentown, NJ, which I photographed in 2016. It was designed by McAuliffe + Carroll Architects.

Both LIFE and PACE are acronyms. PACE stands for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, a national program assisting elders to live at home while providing a team of healthcare experts in-house to support them as well as a day-program to enrich their lives. LIFE is St. Francis Hospital’s local version of the PACE program. It stands for Living Independently for Elders.

LIFE St. Francis continues McAuliffe + Carroll Architects’ affinity for bright open spaces and bold color choices. At this PACE center the color is more than an aesthetic choice, it also denotes the roles of each area within the building. Blue is for common areas, yellow is for physical therapy, green is for medical care, and red is for administrative support.

LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. Entrance.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. A curving wall connects the common dining and day-room areas on the first floor.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. A glass enclosed conference room overlooks the day-room.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. A game/TV room with a small kitchen connects to the day-room on the first floor.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. A sun-filled south facing small common area on the second floor provides access to a chapel and to physical therapy.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. Private physical therapy evaluation bays link to a larger PT room on the second floor.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. The Physical Therapy room.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. A work area on the second floor sees through to both large and small meeting rooms.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. A smaller meeting room on the second floor.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. The medical area color coded in green.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. A private exam room in the medical area on the second floor.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. A second floor administrative area has desk space along with a more informal gathering area.
LIFE St. Francis – Bordentown. The informal gathering space on the second floor is bathed in soft overhead light and wrapped in windows.

Web gallery of the LIFE St. Francis project on my site.

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