May 1, 2018

Built For Wellness: Investors Are Developing Properties To Keep Tenants Healthy — And Happy

As the demand for wellness-based amenities in commercial office buildings increases, architects and interior designers are tasked with generating creative ways of integrating them into design plans. Institutional Real Estate Inc.’s Reg Clodfelter discusses commercial real estate’s effort to make these amenities available to tenants across the globe.

So how can wellness be incorporated into buildings’ designs? WHA’s Scott Delano weighs in:

“When we look at how to design a space to promote the well-being of the people inside, fresh air, natural light and biophilic design all play a key role in the overall plan,” said Delano, noting that he also sees tenant requests for a higher prevalence of hydration stations and managed fitness.

Clodfelter also calls out the wellness-focused renovation of 200 W. Jackson, designed by Wright Heerema Architects. Project highlights include a full-service fitness center, a Farmer’s Fridge vending machine (stocked with fresh, wholesome meal options), and a tenant amenity lounge with fully operable windows.

Read the full piece on Institutional Real Estate Inc.

200 W Jackson – A full-service fitness center offers state-of-the-art cardio and weightlifting equipment, full amenity locker rooms and a “fitness on demand” studio.
200 W Jackson – Dubbed “The Notch,” the 28th floor amenity lounge was designed with an open layout. It incorporates an abundance of natural light, glass walls, outdoor furniture and green plantings.