Committed to the wellness and the health of its staff, Vitality Works desired to create a place for their employees to enjoy breaks. They wanted a space that was welcoming and comfortable for mental health breaks, lunchtime and a place for conversation – encouraging their supportive health-oriented company culture. This project was vital to Vitality Works in maintaining and attracting employees to their highly successful and growing business. To achieve this goal, Vitality Works collaborated with the H+Mdg team to study the best practices around the world for these types of inviting spaces. Fortunately, Vitality Works had a suitable and existing space in their building that was underutilized and ideal for a transformation.
The result of the remodel is a tall, light filled space that includes views to beautifully landscaped gardens and a covered patio for employees to enjoy. The newly renovated space includes areas for dining, fitness, recreation, and lounging. There is also access to a conference room, private office space, and flexible meeting areas.
Neutral colors and materials were utilized to reinforce the company’s commitment to nature and healthy lifestyles. Ceiling clouds with organic forms offer visual interest to the space while enhancing acoustical performance. A light-polished concrete floor not only adds warmth to the area but is also easy to maintain. The furnishings used for the space are modern, comfortable, and flexible – allowing the area to be utilized for different configurations like companywide meetings.
The transformative space has been well received by the employees of Vitality Works and is utilized throughout the day. This project has also provided additional benefit to company operations by supporting recruitment and retention of employees – helping provide what’s most important to employees – a healthy work-life balance.
Square Feet: 10,273
Constriction Cost: Undisclosed