Looking to make a significant change in the lives of their residents, The New Jewish Home hired Tobin Parnes Design to provide interior design services for the conversion of their older institutional layout into new, more residential small house settings based on Green House principles. Working alongside the project architect, Tobin Parnes looked to support both the operational culture change as well as a nurturing environment for the residents through a welcoming and recognizable homelike setting.
Currently under construction, the project is expected to be complete by end of 2018.
The New Jewish Home asked Tobin Parnes to upgrade their existing Rehabilitation Center located on the Lower Level at the Sarah Neuman Center in Mamaroneck, New York. The main goal was to increase the usable floor area of the programmatic space and to create a welcoming, warm environment where patients can experience a safe and familiar residential feeling setting. The new, expanded ADL area’s centerpiece is a “garage”, built up from surface applied woodwork with a Smart Car in the middle. Large size, soothing murals of nature motives on the surrounding walls provide the pleasant illusion of being outdoors.
TPD was tasked with the restoration, renovation and conversion of this historic community facility into a multi-use cultural center; housing a church, classrooms and theatre. To meet the programmatic requirements and save the interior architecture of the existing building, TPD envisions an addition to accommodate the “service spaces”; egress for the theatre; additional space in the church; and a separate and recognizable church entrance. TPD created four "new addition" options varying in architectural styles from the traditional, classical design to match the existing building; to a modern design drawing inspiration from the evolving Williamsburg area.
Tobin Parnes Design and MarketPlace Development (MPD) collaborated in the design and development of renovations to the Central Terminal at LaGuardia Airport. The design and integration of new custom dining counter/charging stations in the food courts, upgrades to the flooring, custom column enclosures and additional seating, more energized and alluring passenger accommodations have been created.
Tobin Parnes was charged with renovating and upgrading the six resident floors at the 381,000 SF Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. Work included renovations of all 324 resident rooms, resident corridors and lobbies; and is the culmination of a multi-year and phased facility wide upgrade project.
At the successful completion of the TPD-designed façade project, TPD won a design competition for the new Parker Jewish Institute Bridge & Entry. A new modern sculptural entrance was proposed to provide a welcoming moment that reflects the superior quality of Parker’s health care experience.
An extended canopy was introduced to project over the driveway and provide weather protection for all arriving/departing the building. Traffic flow was re-directed and side parking areas for ambulance / ambulette drop off was created. The new enclosed design is to include heating, air conditioning, new lighting as well as opportunities for signage while enhancing the character of the building.