John M. & Silvia Ferretti Medical Fitness & Wellness Center Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
John M. & Silvia Ferretti Medical Fitness & Wellness Center Lake Erie College of Osteopathic MedicineErie, Pa. 2010
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine ranks fifth in the nation for graduating primary care physicians, specializing in a distinctive form of medical practice committed to preventive, total-person health care. Designed in keeping with the osteopathic principle of improving the quality of life, the John M. & Silvia Ferretti Medical Fitness and Wellness Center is a three-story, medically integrated facility where members can exercise and enjoy spa-type services, and where patients also have access to physical therapy and physicians’ offices.
The first two floors are dedicated to fitness and educational services, while the third floor houses medical office suites. The design efficiently integrates each wellness amenity while maintaining the identity of the individual spaces. These include conference and education rooms, a teaching kitchen and a café, all centrally located for convenience and accessibility; quiet areas for yoga and spa treatments separated from the gym, pools and fitness areas; and aerobics and Pilates areas, which are located away from the main activity areas. Natural lighting and a sense of privacy allow participants to be comfortable throughout the facility while enjoying the benefits of exercise.
A single point of entry and check-in with centrally monitored video cameras provide a secure environment, while clear and convenient wayfinding minimizes confusion. Clean, bold, contemporary geometry emphasizes a new direction in health and wellness facilities. Principles of feng shui guided the design toward a holistic approach. The use of natural and durable interior finishes such as granite, recycled rubber, tile and hardwood create a spa-like feel. A focal design feature composed of original artwork with LED backlighting enhances the building’s innovative appearance and functionality.
Project DetailsArchitect: Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN; Charlotte, N.C.
Programming Consultant: Power Wellness; Addison, Ill.
Construction Cost: $29 million
Square Feet: 110,000
Occupancy: March 2009
Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: BSDI, Skin Fold, BE Sit N Reach
Basketball: Connor Sport Bond
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.
Bleachers/Grandstands: Irwin Seating
Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness, Precor, Star Trac, Keiser, NuStep, S
Chemical Control Systems: Becsys3
Cleaners/Vacuums: Heyward, Duramax
Court Panels/Glass Walls: The Court Company
Deck/Basin Surface: American Olean/ Pyramid Cement
Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.
Dryers: Uni Mac
Entertainment Systems: LCD TV Monitors where possible
Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson
Floor Covers: Covermaster Inc.
Flooring: American Olean
Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sport Bond
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Free-Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength, Life Fitness, Intek Power Blocks
Heaters: Thermo Solutions
Hydrotherapy Tanks: Whitchell Manufacturing
LED Art Panels: Everbrite / Vara Kamins Impressions of Light
Lighting: Sportlite, Inc
Racquetball/Squash Courts: The Court Company
Sanitization Systems: Chlorine / Ultraviolet Light
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Best Bath
Strength Equipment: Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Free Motion, Power
Swimsuit Extractors: Suitmate Swimsuite Extractor
Taping/Treatment Tables: Dynatronics
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Draper Inc.
Wall Padding: Draper Inc.
Washers: Uni Mac
Water Feature: Blu-World