Marlborough, MA – The Marlborough senior community recently celebrated the opening of its new senior center. Designed by Dietz & Company Architects, in conjunction with CourtStreet Architects, the center opened its doors after 16 months of construction.
CTA Construction Company was the general contractor.
This $6.5 million center brings a badly needed resource to the seniors of Marlborough. Once resigned to using small, cramped spaces for their activities, the seniors now have a spacious 22,000sf facility that comfortably accommodates all of their programs with room to grow.
Project architect Dan Garte, who worked closely with the city of Marlborough and the Council on Aging to bring a vision to realit,y commented, “This gives the seniors of Marlborough a much-needed resource and social hub. The center will also benefit from the planned improvements to an adjacent park, which are currently under way.”
Designed to fit within the context of its surrounding residential neighborhood, the Marlborough Senior Center is welcoming right from the entrance lobby where you find a seating area with a library and fireplace. To one side of the lobby is a large dining commons that can seat 300 and be divided into up to three smaller multipurpose areas.
On the other side is a two-story wing that houses a computer lab, exercise rooms, a billiard room, and meeting rooms. The facility is also home to several offices where seniors can receive counseling and social services.