bld architecture, (formerly baldassano) was commissioned by the town of brookhaven to design a multi-purpose senior center located at the prominent inter-section of route 25a and patchogue-mt. sinai road. the 12,500 square-foot wellness center was designed using residential scale and detailing to create an inviting space that meets the social and physical needs of the local senior citizen population. the design goals were to create universal accessibility and a sense of community.
this new senior center offers a wide variety of programs for brookhaven residents including a three-day per week nutrition program, a venue for senior citizen club meetings, computer classes, adult day care, and wellness programs such as tai chi and yoga. the center serves the community both inside and out with its inviting and engaging interior spaces and the exterior design that is in harmony with its surrounding context.