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BEFORE

physical therapy is also immediately

grades to the acoustical treatments and

accessible, complete with a kitchen and

heating and ventilation systems have

bathroom. To aid with wayfinding, a

considerably increased the comfort of

brightly lit passage enlivened with wall

the space.

murals connects health and wellness
areas. Arriving at wellness, a beacon of
light and glass presents the entry into
the expanded gym and new exercise
room. Residents can now participate
in yoga, dancing, and instructor-led
workouts in the fully equipped space.
Transparency and connection to the
outdoors is notably achieved in the unobstructed view of the adjacent aquatic
center. A reworking of the exterior wall
tripled the natural light and created a
day-lit socializing space overlooking
a garden courtyard. A dramatic translucent glass ceiling replaced the small
skylights. Now daylight pours into the
adjacent internal spaces as well. Up-

Jury comments:
* The new design totally reflects
the concept of health and
wellness, including more
services than before. The
expansion allows for larger
skylights in the pool area and
beyond, making the space
more inviting and balancing
the daylight from the windows.
Good use of color contrast
and materials to emphasize
intersections and doorways to
promote wayfinding. Ceilings
and wall area had high light
reflective values making the
space bright and light.
* The transformation of the
wellness entrance and pool area

in particular is stunning. Love
how the entry provides some
transparency but is still open. 
* Reprogramming the clinic/therapy
area to better utilize the pool
area was an excellent operational
improvement and functions so
much better.
* The use of storefront and the
sky-lit ceiling turned this area
into a dynamic, light-filled space.
The warm color palette improved
lighting and use of the murals were
nicely done. In addition, the use of
storefront and decorative glass was
very effective in creating a sense of
arrival and assisting with wayfinding.
* The expansion of the wellness

center gave life to a dark
underutilized space. The
light-filled pool area is now an
energetic and vibrant area.
* The transformation of the
pool area was spectacular. 
The overall project gives the 
impression that wellness and
health are a priority not an
afterthought.

Design team: KDA Architects (architecture, interior design, landscape design);
Alderson Engineering (MEP engineering); Lighting Design Collaborative
(lighting design); K2 (acoustic design); Del-Sano Construction (contractor);
Furniture Solutions Group (FF&E procurement)
Photography: Joseph M Kitchen Photography LLC (after images)
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EFAmagazine.com
Editorial
Show Talk
Bulletin
Photo Tour
Together again
Home sweet home
Introduction
Remodel/Renovation winners
Remodel/Renovation gallery
Design Profiles
The Spark
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