One Wingate Way

Needham, MA

One Wingate Way is the third and final phase of design for this property – creating a full post-acute continuum of care – from independent and assisted living to skilled nursing. This new community emphasizes wellness, socialization and active engagement for independent seniors through specific design configurations allowing the residents to visually experience five distinct programmatic spaces upon entering the lobby. The open design concept creates a pedestrian-friendly campus, linking interior spaces with exterior seating, sculpture gardens and green spaces.

This 52-unit facility features a two-story aquatic center with wellness spa including yoga, meditation, fitness and massage rooms. Other program spaces include an immersive theater, dining room with display kitchen, private dining area, living room with fireplace, library, bistro and outdoor patio linking to the exterior amenity space of the adjacent assisted living residence, The Residences at Wingate.

Working with an extremely narrow site, the design team was able to seamlessly connect the new 81,475 square foot building functionally to the existing, occupied assisting living facility. The interior design concept evokes a boutique hotel sensibility, achieved with the formation of intimate spaces in a selection of modern finishes that are scaled to the individual user or small groups of residents and families. Interior design by Jessica Schuster Design.