Spear Physical Therapy - 16th Street
This project is one of three Spear Physical Therapy projects that have been designed by Spivak Architects. With the growing needs of the client, we were asked to renovate two of Spear's existing locations as well as design their new space at 269 W. 16th St. Being the only Spear Center that has a presence on the street, this new location became very important for the image of the company. By creating visual connections from the street level into the subterranean, double height space of the gym, we have helped catch the eye of pedestrians and brought a sense of drama to the space. The intention of the design is to reflect the professional yet compassionate characteristics of Spear by harmonizing the existing industrial feeling of the space with the warmth of a spa like environment. We were able to accomplish this by cladding the private areas with white oak planks, but leaving the more public areas open, airy and bright.