Our New Jersey team kicked off the month by celebrating the Princeton Senior Resource Center’s (PSRC) grand opening of the Nancy S. Klath Center for Lifelong Learning! On November 4, staff, board, and community members welcomed PSRC into their new space on Poor Farm Road in Princeton, New Jersey. For years, PSRC resided in a smaller location that limited the organization. Finally, the non-profit has the space and resources to provide for a community of lifelong learners in a greater capacity.
In 2021, Bancroft began construction on the $1.1 million two-story interior fit-out for the Center. PSRC prioritized this expansion to accommodate consistent growth and continuing education to serve the local Senior community. The scope of the project began on the second floor, which is dedicated to management staff only. The fit-out of this floor included refurbishments of new ceilings, flooring, office rooms, a cafe, and a new kitchenette for management to enjoy.
The first floor, dedicated to all community members, required a complete gut out. To support PSRC’s mission of providing education, the Bancroft team added several high-tech classrooms, a state-of-the-art technology lab, and a film and lecture room with bleacher-type seating. An open kitchen sits off a large open gathering area embellished with a floating Axiom ceiling. The main hall contains curved walls adorned with a stained oak Tambor detail, bringing a warm aurora to the building.
As the Princeton Senior Resource Center moves into their final public phase of the campaign, Drew Dyson, PSRC’S Chief Executive Officer, credits the architects and Bancroft for quickly getting the job done. “To do this total remodeling under a year is phenomenal,” he said.