Heritage of Norwood Nursing Home

Norwood, NJ

Herbert Beckhard and Frank Richlan Associates

Green metal accents, two tones of brick, vertical brick piers and a “stucco” band all contribute to “deinstitutionalize” and lend a modest residential character to a 240-bed nursing home and congregate care facility.

Similarly, the facility is broken up into five wings, allowing for an articulated facade and a low profile, domestic scale. All common services are at the building core. Centrally located lounges and dining space feature large expanses of glass overlooking attractive landscaped grounds.

Intimately scaled, secure courtyards, can be easily accessed by residents.  The site’s natural vegetation is augmented with well conceived plantings, allowing parking areas and the service entrance to be hidden from view.