Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life

Palo Alto, California

The Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life is an urban intergenerational, mixed-use campus for the local and regional Jewish community where individuals and families can live, learn, play, and connect. The facility is anchored by the Moldaw Family Residences by The Jewish Home—a modern continuing care retirement community—and the world-class Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (JCC). Through its diverse programmatic mix, this new campus invites the broader community to participate in extensive educational, social, wellness, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The campus is designed as a pedestrian-friendly “village” with multiple outdoor communal rooms and meandering, asymmetric “walk streets” that offer opportunities for senior residents to engage with individuals of all ages as they participate in activities and organizations within the campus. Adopting a residential rather than institutional model, the complex is designed as a group of eight buildings linked by transparent bridges distributing the many social gathering and programmatic spaces through the senior community.

Completed
2009
Client/Owner
Regis Homes of Northern California
Size
8.5 Acres, 435,000 SF
Number of units
159 residential units
Program
Assisted Living, Auditorium, Condominiums, Cultural Arts Facility, Early Child Education, Fitness Facility, Offices, Restaurant
Amenities
fine and casual restaurant-style dining, a private dining room for entertaining, fireside lounge, concierge services, housekeeping and linen services, valet parking, 24-hour security, state-of-the-art fitness center with group exercise studios, an indoor pool with water park features, a six-lane outdoor pool, double-size gym for basketball and volleyball, a Cultural Arts Hall, the Leslie Family Early Childhood Education Center, dedicated class and meeting rooms for senior, adult, teen and youth programs.
Services
Master Planning, Programming, Design through Construction, Sustainable Design
Awards
2013 Best of 50+ Housing, Silver Achievement Award for Best 50+CCRC Community; 2012 Grand Award, ALFA Senior Living by Design; 2011 AIA Design for Aging Review, Merit Award; 2010 U.S. Green Building Council, LEED® Silver; 2010 Best of Awards for Northern California, Award of Merit for Multi-Family/Hospitality; 2010 Builder's Choice Awards, Infill/Mixed-Use Community; 2010 AIA East Bay, Exceptional Residential Bay Area Regional Design Awards; 2009 Structures Awards, Mixed-Use Project of the Year; 2009 Structures Awards, Redevelopment/Reuse Project of the Year;
Sustainability
LEED Silver (2010)
Project Delivery Method
Design-Bid-Build

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