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DEPARTMENT The Architects Help Hospitality Clients Deliver Healthy Spaces Include these five factors when designing environments that promote physical improvement and overall well-being. Above. The Arlee's Raw Blends juice-bar design, in Princeton, NJ, uses uplifting colors, daylighted interiors, and exposed reclaimed timber from the Superstorm Sandy cleanup to create a healthy atmosphere that matches the organic-juice products. Joshua Zinder, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP and Marlyn Zucosky, IIDA A Left. The Moonlight Noodle House restaurant at the Sands Macau in China uses moon gates and other symbols and colors to allude to regional ideas of wellness, good spirits, and good fortune. s more hotels, spas, and restaurants seek to differentiate, the pressure is on to translate facility-design ideas into revenue streams. Hos- pitality and food-service sector leaders have found that health, physical self-improvement, and well-being are fer varied health-promoting features, as at the new Virgin high-quality clean air. Similar strategies can be used on significant motivations for travelers and buyers. Accord- Hotel in Chicago. Other examples range from the small menus to indicate healthy, organic, and locally sourced ing to research by SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, scale to the big sweep. At the Venetian Resort-Casino, Las ingredients, or to encourage use of fitness amenities (even wellness tourism is a $500-billion worldwide industry, Vegas, activating healthy dessert options took a unique suggesting use of stairs versus elevators). enjoying significant annual North American growth (7% spin with the Zio Gelato scoop shop. At a recent opening Fifth, include the psychological components. An ex- to 8%) and double-digit global growth. of the Arlee's Raw Blends juice bar in Princeton, NJ, the ample is Moonlight Noodle House, a restaurant at the focus was on uplifting colors, daylighted interiors, and re- Sands Macau in China, with its colors and overt sym- claimed timber from the Superstorm Sandy cleanup. bols-such as "moon gates," typically found in the region's The wellness-conscious consumer thinks far beyond heart-healthy menus and fitness rooms. The response from the industry has been to suffuse entire experiences On the other side of the globe, the sky garden at the gardens-alluding to regional ideas of wellness, good spir- with opportunities for "brand messages" about how their Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore encourages out- its, and good fortune. In the United States, a "wellness destinations and venues are better for the well-being of door activities and lounging-57 stories above the city's theme" could include images of the natural landscape to guests and customers than the competition. This trend heavily trafficked streets-including at the wood-finished help ease the minds of stressed business travelers. opens doors in commercial architecture, including more and whitewashed interiors of the Sky on 57 restaurant, Whether your client is a hotel, spa, restaurant, or ways to incorporate: where organic farm-to-table produce and wines provide food-service kiosk, following these guidelines can assist in * * * * * * * * an invigorating break from the urban bustle. conveying a message of health and wellbeing to patrons. new amenity spaces focused on the body and spirit low-toxicity materials What does the project team need to know about de- daylight and fresh air signing for clients who want to capitalize on this trend? active design, such as stairs First, understand the hospitality client's mission and In a competitive and rapidly expanding market, clients need a design team that can support their desire to be seen as the healthiest choice among healthy choices. CA ergonomic and adjustable furnishings their attitudes regarding guest health. The team should Joshua Zinder, AIA, and Marlyn Zucosky, IIDA, are part- plants, wood grain, and other biophilic elements assess their identity in 3-D terms, applying colors and ners in Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design. Located in Princ- uplifting interiors patterns and creating imagery and views to capture the eton, NJ, the integrated-design firm's global portfolio includes branded therapeutic scents and sounds. client's vision. commercial, hospitality, retail, and residential projects, as well as Groups such as Delos Living LLC, New York, with Second, assemble a pre-schematic "wish list" of poten- its WELL Building Standard, seek to quantify and cer- tial ways that programmatic and architectural construc- tify these design ideas. Yet many of these are simply best tion solutions can support healthy brand dimensions. practices that also create opportunities for hospitality Third, investigate green-building and health-oriented organizations to set their offerings above the rest. "Even standards, including WELL and local guidelines such as the top cruise lines are now like floating spas," said David the Active Design guidelines in various cities, in order to Fritz, a Naples, FL-based travel expert and president of develop technical solutions. product, furniture, and graphic designs. Interview With Joshua Zinder Learn more about healthy-space design in Cruise Everything, "with special packages for the health Fourth, make the invisible benefits visible. At a recent conscious, menus for those with dietary restrictions, and presentation by JZA+D on indoor-air quality and hotels, our interview with architect Joshua Zinder at even staterooms with a fitness theme." we discussed how graphics, signage, and even plantings Some hotels point out that their guestroom designs of6 COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE JAN/FEB 2016 can be used to make guests aware they are breathing

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture January/February 2016

The Architects
Healthcare Design: Back to Nature
Missoula Aquifer Cools Cancer Center
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Reclaiming The Industrial Past
Interiors Products
Exterior Provides Complete System
Exteriors Products
Plant Gears Up With Skylights
Windows & Doors Products
Jewel Of The Bay
Lighting & Electrical Products
The Whitney Is Wired For Sound, Video
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