The Shillman House is a four story, wood framed independent living complex for seniors in Framingham, MA. The 150,565 SF, four-story structure has 150 units and is actually two buildings separated by a fire wall. The new senior apartment building includes fully-equipped amenity spaces such as a bistro, an art studio, and beauty salon.
On the main level of the H-shaped building, we constructed a library, computer room and fitness center with a ballet bar, mirror and exercise equipment. Shillman House was completed three months ahead of schedule . “Dellbrook | JKS was fabulous every step of the way,” says Amy Schectman, President and Chief Executive of Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, the non-profit organization that owns Shillman House. “We were impressed with the leadership and ingenuity they brought to the table on every issue.”
Officials of JCHE also insisted on innovative energy systems that would offer efficiency and savings. In response, Dellbrook | JKS drilled ten 1,800- feet-deep geothermal wells and installed photovoltaic panels on the roof. An energy audit recently indicated the facility was 37% more efficient than the demanding standards set by ASHRAE, a national engineering organization that promotes green design.
Architect: Dimella Shaffer
Owner: Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
Location: Framingham, MA