Forestdale Park Assisted Living

Malden, MA

Combining adaptive reuse with new construction at the former site of McFadden Manor, Forestdale Park is an 80-unit senior and assisted living community. The 77,500 square foot property offers three independent living units, 59 studio and one-bedroom assisted living apartments, and 18 memory care units. Realized as a series of wings encircling an extensive central courtyard, the structure creates a contextual street presence, with massing that takes advantage of its sloping site, scaling up from a single story at the entrance wing to three and then four stories at the back. Interiors combine a mix of warm-toned woods and vibrant patterns, easing resident wayfinding and delineating spaces. Expansive common areas including a community kitchen with vaulted, wood-paneled ceiling, a large dining and event space, and landscaped outdoor patios. Fully integrated into the surrounding neighborhood, residents are afforded access to the area’s shopping, dining, and cultural attractions, as well as to local medical facilities.

  • SERVICE

    Architecture

    Interior Design

  • TYPE

    Assisted Living

    Senior Living

    New Construction

  • CLIENT
    Volunteers of America Massachusetts
  • SIZE
    77,500 sf
  • STATUS
    Completed in 2018