Claremont, CA

Wellness Centers are a new concept in health care facilities. Mt. San Antonio Gardens’ Wellness Center is unique and the first in the state. We designed it with four different programmed use zones: a fully equipped, state-licensed physical therapy unit that is also available for outside senior groups, a fitness center gym, a studio for aerobics, dance and special events, and an arts and crafts activities area.

The design goal was to create a progressive, contemporary feeling for the facility, unlike typical senior projects with their traditional concepts, colors and finishes. Full height exterior glass walls open onto green landscaping. Interior special use rooms with glass walls and sliding partition walls allow “natural” light to penetrate the entire facility. Natural wood finishes, soffit, cove, and direct task lighting allow for any mood. Residents have fully embraced the Center and incorporated its amenities into their daily lives.