Springside School Apartments
Springside School Apartments is an affordable supportive housing community located in Burlington Township, NJ. Now designated as both a National and State Historic Landmark building, the former Springside Elementary School was originally built in 1915 as a one-room schoolhouse. For almost 100 years the school proudly provided the local community with elementary education, finally closing its doors in 2008.
In the fall of 2010, Thriven Design was hired by the development partners to oversee the historically sensitive adaptive reuse of the existing facility and the design of a new, two-story attached addition which would ultimately house 43 of the apartment community’s 75 total units aimed at serving low- to moderate-income senior citizens and adults suffering from mental illness. The addition was designed in compliance with the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service requirements. The project boasts a variety of amenities, energy-efficient features, and community-oriented services aimed at the senior residents and adults with special needs it serves.