Perkins Eastman Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Tulsa Jewish Retirement and Health Center in Tulsa, OK

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The New Town Center, Renovation and Expansion of Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Skilled Nursing Facilities All Unveiled Today

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As of today, this community can now count themselves among the most cutting edge and forward-thinking senior living communities in the U.S. - Dan Cinelli FAIA

Today the Tulsa Jewish Retirement & Health Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, cut the ceremonial ribbon on recent renovations and several strategic additions to its continuum of care community. The crown jewel of this two-and-a-half year project is the brand new Scott F. Zarrow Town Center, which will become the Tulsa intergenerational community’s new central gathering space, including an open floor plan with lobby, café, multi-purpose room, and expansive views. Designed by Perkins Eastman and led by Principals Dan Cinelli FAIA, Jerry Walleck AIA, and Associate Nathaniel Koschmann AIA, LEED AP, the team’s approach was to maximize the reuse of existing building shells and systems while giving the overall community an inviting hospitality-focused look and environmentally sustainable features.

In addition to the Town Center, Tulsa Jewish also unveiled the newly renovated Comprehensive Care Center. Built in 1960, Perkins Eastman has modified its institutional layout and designed a more resident-centered household model. The Assisted Living facility received a “head-to-toe” overhaul as well, replete with new furnishings and interior design features befitting a senior community that caters to active lifestyles. Sustainable additions include high performance glazing, reflective roofing with deep overhangs and sunshades, and interior finishes that meet low-VOC specifications.

“We are truly pleased to have led the strategic plan, master plan and design of the new Town Center for Tulsa Jewish, as well as the renovations for its neighboring buildings,” says Design Principal Dan Cinelli. “As of today, this community can now count themselves among the most cutting edge and forward-thinking senior living communities in the U.S.” During today’s ceremony, guests heard from Maxine Zarrow, the mother the Town Center’s namesake and member of the philanthropic Zarrow family, which largely funded the project. Following the ribbon cutting, Tulsa Jewish staff led guests on a tour of the facilities and hosted an informal open house in the Town Center.

About Tulsa Jewish Retirement & Health Center
Tulsa Jewish Retirement and Health Center is a vibrant and energetic continuum of care community that incorporates Independent Living, three levels of Assisted Living, and a 24-hour Health Center. Its campus encompasses the internationally acclaimed Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, the Mizel Jewish Community Day School, the Barbara and Dave Sylvan Auditorium, the Jeanette Altman Frieden Sports Complex, and the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center. For more info visit http://www.tjrhcc.org.

About Perkins Eastman
Perkins Eastman is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With 800 employees in 13 locations around the globe, Perkins Eastman practices at every scale of the built environment. From niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities, the firm’s portfolio reflects a dedication to inventive and compassionate design that enhances the quality of the human experience. The firm’s portfolio includes education, science, housing, healthcare, senior living, corporate interiors, cultural institutions, public sector facilities, retail, office buildings, and urban design. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Stamford, CT; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC); South America (Guayaquil, Ecuador); North Africa and Middle East (Dubai, UAE); and Asia (Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China).

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