We have an on-going design relationship with the Sports Barn Franchise. Our first project for them was to improve the appearance of their outdoor pool area at their North location. Our mission was to create outdoor places for tai chi, yoga, and volleyball. We reconfigured fallow outdoor space to create two shaded outdoor rooms, proposed planting trees in the pool area to make it more resort like, and crate a child’s pool with water jets for play. We also created a sand box with climbing rock for adventure play.
Our second project was for a yoga and pilates studio at their downtown location. We gave this project considerable design attention to be the basis of future renovation work and to capture a sense of serenity inherent in the practice of yoga. We achieved this with a minimalist design approach and sophisticated lighting design.
The yoga studio led to a masterplan for the downtown Sports Barn. We discovered ways to increase the density of their exercise stations and improve the quality of their interior environment by opening up long forgotten skylights. Additionally we proposed glazing openings bricked up years ago to make the facility more transparent to passers by and to improve the natural daylighting of the facility.