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HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT AWARDS

The Emerson Resort & SPA in Mount Tremper, New York, is surrounded by
the majestic Catskill Mountains, lush forests, and the rushing waters of the Esopus
River. This is fitting because "SPA" is an acronym for the Latin phrase "Salus
per Aquam," which means "health through water." As such, the main goal of this
renovation was to blur the lines between the interiors and nature, allowing
the latter to help rejuvenate both the bodies and souls of guests.
The 53-room SPA needed a renovation, reconfiguration, and expansion that
would better convey its brand. Many of the spa's customers are day guests, so the
arrival sequence was altered to create a separation from guests of the inn, allowing
for a more relaxing experience. Spa guests proceed through a series of spaces that
accommodate changing, showering, sauna, and steam, as well as a variety of preand post-relaxation spaces, including a deck with a hot tub and views of the river.
Evidence-based design methodologies and biophilic principles informed
many design interventions, as did as the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the resort's
namesake and poet who wrote extensively about our human connection to nature.
The design team participated in visioning sessions with stakeholders and
monitored Trip Advisor reviews to tailor a guest-centric approach. In the process,
the designers realized that the some of the existing architecture was perfectly
fine and didn't need to be changed. Instead, they gutted some interior spaces
and started to better relate the interior spaces to the outdoors. "This idea that
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we would capitalize on not only the river but also these long beautiful views
up into the mountain and down off the mountain became the inspiration for how
to set the stage for the new Emerson Resort & SPA," says Rosalyn Cama, FASID,
EDAC, President and Principal Interior Designer of CAMA.
The resulting interiors are neutral and soothing, with abundant references
to nature and water evident in artworks and the material palette, including naturally
woven fabrics and furniture.
"The expectations are pretty high for the visitors. People planned it; they
think about it, and we have to get inside their heads, and we have to exceed that
expectation," says Cama. "The minute they arrive, the perception of the experience
they are going to have has to come through the environment, and those clues
are just so powerful. They can't be overwhelming. They have to be calming
and they have to be magical."

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Editorial
Industry News
Viewpoint: Cushing Terrell
Product Briefs: Healthcare
Product Focus: Soft Contract: Room & Board Business Interiors
Designer You Should Know: Graciela Andraos
Rethinking Wellness: How the next generation of healthcare spaces are making people happier and healthier.
Corporate Childcare Center
G-CUBED Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Vital Proteins Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)
Matrix: Boutique Design New York (BDNY)
Matrix: Outdoor Furniture
Healthcare Environment Awards 2019
Designers Select: Wallcoverings
The List: New Books
Bauhaus Chicago: Design in the City
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