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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
WELLNESS/FITNESS CENTER

Westminster Village, Live Well Fitness and Rehab Center WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.
Submitted by: K2M Design Inc. INDIANAPOLIS
Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Ben Blankenship, MBA, HFA, executive director
Firm: K2M Design Inc., www.k2mdesign.com
Design team: Dan Ware, RA, senior project manager (retired); Jerry
Cripps, RA, project manager; Donna Stambaugh, senior designer (K2M
Design Inc.); Sarah Mitchell Interior Design (interior design); Water
Technology (pool design)
Photography: © 2020 Frederick | Julius Photography
Resident/client capacity: 343 average users per week, 860 total
membership
Total building area (sq. ft.): 23,487
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $274
Total construction cost (excluding land): $6.4 million
Completed: February 2017
The Live Well Fitness and Rehab
Center at Westminster Village,
located in West Lafayette, Ind., has
exceeded everyone's expectations.
Charged with the question, "What
would make someone willing to
leave their home?", focus group
members unanimously identified a
well-designed fitness center as the
critical element to attract younger
retirees. K2M Design successfully
met the challenge with this strategically-positioned campus component
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the community. Executive Director Ben Blankenship states, "This
addition to the Village has been
a gamechanger! There are over
350 people who use the Live Well
Center daily which provides the
opportunity for each to live well!"
The unassuming exterior opens
into a resort inspired entry lobby,
anchored by a two-story/doublesided stone fireplace that divides
the space between the concierge's
desk and a lounge. The exposed
wood trusses, clerestory, and
designer pendent light fixtures lead
directly into the fully-accessible
aquatics center, which features
a three-lane lap pool, a multidirectional/varying-speed therapy
pool, a variety of pool decks, two
full-service locker rooms, and
generous equipment rooms for easy
maintenance. The open-concept
exercise room, featuring Technogym equipment, flanks one side of
this center, while classrooms flank
the other.
The design was meant to inspire
both participation and socialization, as well as offer intergenerational interaction. "I love the accountability aspect of the personal
training and the classes. It's all very
encouraging. I am amazed when I
find myself doing something that I
was never able to do before!" says a
group exercise participant.


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2020 jury/award winners and finalists
Forward thinkers
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EFA Design Showcase
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