Kit Clark Senior Services Center

Kit Clark Senior Services Center

Dorchester, MA

Kit Clark Senior Services’ 26,000SF building in Codman Square was completely renovated to house a senior center, transportation hub, nutrition program, administrative and program offices, and commercial kitchen. The masonry load-bearing structure with wood and steel framing was built as a bowling alley over a former railroad turn-about, but years of neglect demanded extensive structural repair and façade reconstruction. The commercial kitchen continued to operate while the rest of the building was gutted to accommodate a new elevator, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and sprinkler systems, and a new roof.

Studio G also completed a 65,00SF addition to create spaces for Adult Day Health and Memory Loss Day programs. Each space is focused on a central defining skylight, which organizes the spaces below. Shared nursing office, kitchen, and therapeutic suite separate and serve both programs. The high performance building envelope, energy efficient radiant floor, and healthy interior finishes palette are sustainable and insure a comfortable environment for participants.