Commercial Architecture: Studio South Fitness Mira Mar
After the success of the first center, Schimberg Group was hired a second time to design the studio's new location in a warehouse-like space under a parking garage. Through careful space planning, proper lighting and a unique entry feature, the originally bleak, low space has become a high-end, boutique fitness center. By removing the majority of the interior walls, sunlight spills in from a light well in the southeast corner that also acts as a signage wall, while the two-story entry volume is filled with fabric 'sails,' reflective of the owner's desire for a nautical theme. It is a surprising success the members, owners and employees enjoy going to in order to work out.