Spear Physical Therapy - Brooklyn Heights
The design for this space stems from the holistic approach to treatment displayed by Spear Physical Therapy. The space becomes an extension of and complementary to their approach to care, with patient experience and comfort at its core. The dualities inherent in this project (Old vs. New, Public vs. Private, and Therapist vs. Patient) and creating a connection and balance between them, is integral to their practice and to our design of this space. The 'public' program for the space consists of a reception and waiting area that is semi-open to the treatment spaces. The 'private' program includes two changing rooms and a locker area, bathrooms, a private treatment room, and exam rooms. The architectural design introduces curves and a rotated axis into the existing rigid space, and pairs soft and hard materials that both compliment the function and enhance the existing structure.