Wagner Senior Community Center

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Others
  • University
    New York School of Interior Design
  • Lead Designer
    Nivedhitha Ravi
  • Interior Designer
    Nivedhitha Ravi
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  • Location
    New York City
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Wagner Senior Community Center brings together seniors and younger generations in a dynamic and youthful space. Inspired by activities that happen in a park, the interiors allow seniors to walk amidst greenery and take part in shared activities with the community. Visitors can access activity spaces on different floors which are connected via a green path that takes the form of ramps and stairs with planting beds. Shared activities bringing seniors and younger generations together, as well as senior-specific activities, are all accessible from the path. Areas for rest along the path allow seniors with mobility issues to catch a break before continuing on their journey within the building. Visual access between different floors allows for people watching, allowing seniors to be part of a community even if they do not wish to engage in social interactions. Greenery along the path is tended to by senior members of the community center, with each member getting their own planting pad. The path becomes the primary wayfinding route and creates an adventurous experience within the building. Color coded finishes on each floor also enable wayfinding.

With an MFA degree in Interior Design, a Master of Architecture degree, and experience in healthcare architecture, the driving force behind my designs is the experience of the user within the space. While I enjoy exploring different aesthetic styles for each project, my approach is rooted in research on the program, user, site, history and cultural qualities of the intended project. Design shapes commmunities, and I believe tasteful design choices should be for people of all backgrounds and socio economic statuses. Design equity is what I aim to achieve as a professional Interior Designer.

Other prizes
- New York School of Interior Design Chairman's Award for Academic Excellence 2023 - Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2023 Student Winner - IDA 2023 Gold - IDA 2023 Bronze (Cultural Interior Design- Exhibition Center, Cultural Interior Design- Museum) - IDA 2023 Honorable Mention - IDA 2022 Silver (Interior Design - Museum, Exhibits, Pavilions and exhibitions) - LIV Hospitality Design Awards 2022 Honorable Mention - New York School of Interior Design Institutional Scholarship