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REMODEL/
RENOVATION
COMPETITION
WINNER

Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay Wellness Center SARASOTA, FLA.
Submitted by: THW Design ATLANTA
Cost per square foot: $139

ING

ENVIRO

REMODEL/RENOVATION COMPETITION

2016

BEFORE
PHOTO (AFTER): THE GREG WILSON GROUP ARCHITECTURAL & INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Design team: Jim Hudgins,
principal-in-charge; Lorraine Enwright, director of design; Bruce
Tolbert, project architect; Lauren
Adams, interior designer (THW
Design; THW Interiors); SSR Inc.
(engineering consultants)

leadership and residents alike, was

with complete views to

clear: Create an exciting wellness

a small social café and

destination where residents can focus

to the cardio/fitness

on their health and wellness while

area beside it.

enjoying social opportunities with
fellow residents.

Other design objectives included removing

A resident committee helped

the existing exterior

identify resident goals. The current

concrete block walls

surrounded by the blue waters of the

space was dark and "uninspiring";

that completely blocked the magnifi-

appearance. Many of the high-rise's

Gulf Coast, Plymouth Harbor at Sara-

they asked for a "sunny and bright"

cent views to Sarasota Bay from the

mechanical cooling and sprinkler

sota Bay is a senior living community

space that they would be eager to visit

interior and replace them with con-

mains that ran through the original

that strives to place wellness at the

frequently with family and friends.

tinuous glazing that allowed complete

space were rerouted through storage

heart of its resident culture. This

The design team interacted frequently

visibility. Structural research with the

spaces. The remaining plumbing and

desire to promote healthy lifestyles,

with the resident committee and staff

existing post tension tower structure

conduit lines were painted to match

with both residents and staff alike,

to develop the design.

determined where nonstructural con-

the concrete ceiling and add an urban

crete block walls could be removed.

character to the charm of the new

to decide to create a new wellness

tion fund with the request that the

This added ample natural light that is

wellness/fitness space.

area for independent residents. A new

wellness area include a ballroom

showcased through interior glazing.

wellness director, passionate about

dance floor. She believed that dancing

Where structural walls remained, a

ness director said, "Regular fitness

seniors' fitness, created programming

adds passion and enthusiasm to life

framed mirror detail was added that

participation by residents has more

goals. The existing fitness area, which

and envisioned the space used for

acted as a "reflector" of the views

than tripled. They love to spend time

was located in the basement of the

parties and dance functions alike.

from any perspective.

here." Residents socialize frequently

high-rise apartment tower, needed

Zones of activity that were differenti-

a significant renovation in order to

ated all had complete visibility to one

ceiling heights with the concrete

with family, friends, and visitors in

make this dream a reality.

another. Complete with state-of-the-

slab at 8 feet so colors and curved

the space that affords them spectacu-

art sound system and dance floor, the

soffits were used to give the illusion

lar views of the bright blue waters of

dance area is encased with glass walls

of increased height and an uplifting

Sarasota Bay.

Set in a captivating environment,

was the motivator for the community

The main objective for the new
wellness area, for community

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A resident donated to the renova-

Environments for Aging * special supplement

Other challenges included low

After the grand opening, the well-

and host parties and special events



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Environments for Aging - Fall 2016
Contents
EFAmagazine.com
Editorial
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Community
Bigger in Texas
Exterior Expectations
Personalized Care
High Design
Creative License
Top 10 Remodel/ Renovation Projects
Design Profiles
Product Gallery
Q+A
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