Camphill Ghent Elders in Community

Senior Living Community


Located in Chatham, New York, Camphill Ghent provides unique care and accommodation to an aging population and associated long-term co-workers and caregivers. The residents have an option of several living arrangements depending on their needs. Kohler Ronan has provided comprehensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection designs for each of these living options along with shared community spaces throughout the complex totaling nearly 100,000 square feet.

Our scope of services includes designs for ten independent living townhouses (two or three bedrooms) with fully-equipped kitchen and private garage. The team also worked on twenty-one co-housing apartments spread across three buildings. The apartments consisted of studios and two or three-bedroom units. For residents requiring more care, we designed systems for Adult Homes assisted living options (50,000 square feet). Homes are furnished with treatment rooms, commercial kitchens, and spas. One of the homes will be licensed by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). A Village House for residents and caregivers, and a Barn Building, are included.

Sustainability and responsible building design are important to Camphill Ghent. Our team incorporated low-flow water fixtures for energy efficiency and optimized natural ventilation for conditioning.


ARCHITECTPerkins Eastman
SIZE100,000 square feet
COST$18 million
LEEDLEED Gold for Homes
AWARDSAIA Design for Aging Review,
 Merit Award 2013; LEED Gold
 Certified for Homes

Photo credit: ©Sarah Mechling. Courtesy Perkins Eastman (Images 1-3)