Perkins Eastman Celebrates Grand Opening of The Ambassador of Scarsdale

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New Assisted Living and Memory Support Facility is First of its Kind for Westchester County

The Ambassador of Scarsdale exterior rendering

'The Ambassador was designed to focus on holistic wellness and a continuum of care for its residents. We are proud to have partnered with such forward-thinking individuals and companies to make this important project a reality.' - Stuart Lachs AIA, LEED AP

Last Thursday, June 25, team members from the Stamford office of international design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman joined in celebrating the grand opening of The Ambassador of Scarsdale, a new 115-bed senior living facility located in Westchester County. Ninety-five of the residences are devoted to Assisted Living and 20 for memory care, all situated on a 7-acre wooded setting facing the Mamaroneck River. Designed as a residential village, The Ambassador’s manicured grounds and bucolic surroundings make it an ideal setting for area seniors to age in peace and enjoy the myriad amenities—including library, art studio, children’s playroom, common living room with fireplace, a spa/salon, and a movie theater—befitting a luxury-style residence.

The Ambassador is the first community of its kind for Scarsdale. A 1999 study conducted by Westchester County, titled “Assisted Living and Related Senior Housing,” recognized the need to accommodate the increasing number of residents aged 85 and over who are no longer able to live independently but are not yet in need of skilled nursing care. As more of the Baby Boomer generation approaches retirement age, this need will only increase. The Ambassador is filling a need that thankfully is no longer going unnoticed.

According to Stuart Lachs AIA, LEED AP, Principal and the project’s design lead, “The Ambassador was designed to focus on holistic wellness and a continuum of care for its residents. We are proud to have partnered with such forward-thinking individuals and companies to make this important project a reality.” Among the facility’s other amenities that fulfill its mission of person-centered care are a full-service fitness center with personal trainers, fully equipped medical office staffed with visiting physicians, a registered dietitian, and on-site memory care program.

Perkins Eastman’s involvement with The Ambassador began in 2009, when a team of designers and senior living specialists convened to envision how high-end Assisted Living could come to Westchester. The Ambassador of Scarsdale was a joint effort between developer Amba R. Sharma, architect Perkins Eastman, Jasper Design of Massachusetts, and senior living consulting and management firm SA Management.

About Perkins Eastman
Perkins Eastman is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With almost 900 employees in 14 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 progressive and inventive design that enhances the quality of the human experience. With work in 46 states and more than 40 countries, the firm’s portfolio includes transportation and public infrastructure, high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, corporate interiors, schools, hospitals, museums, senior living, and public sector facilities. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; 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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