Jacob Reingold Pavilion

5901 Palisade Ave, Riverdale, NY
General Contractor
Hebrew Home for the Aged
Gruzen & Samton
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When the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale decided to replace its existing nursing home, it sought to create a facility geared to a residential environment, resulting in the award-winning Jacob Reingold Pavilion. The pavilion’s design is dedicated to enhancing quality of life, promoting independence, and removing vestiges of institutional life while still maintaining an excellent level of care. The project resides on the Home’s 20-acre campus and connects to the other eight community buildings via a concourse. Gotham provided general contracting services for the 157,000 sf, 5-story building that features 170 private rooms, each with a full bathroom.  Rather than using a traditional medical model of rooms situated off a corridor, there are instead four communal living areas per floor with 10 to 12 rooms each, living and dining rooms, a library, hydrotherapy spa, hair salon, and recreational spaces. The building also includes a sky-lit Winter Garden, spectacular Hudson River views, a newly expanded wellness center, state-of-the-art rehabilitation complex, and the nation’s first aquatic center in a long-term care facility. One of the successful challenges that Gotham faced was integrating the new facility with existing campus buildings while ensuring that residents and employees of the Hebrew Home were minimally disrupted.