Thoughtfully designed spa and hot springs facilities can enhance encounters, both active and meditative, between people and the natural environments.
The West’s public hot springs, while their historic facilities are typically humble, can be central to a locale’s economic vitality, community spirit and sense of place. We honor these qualities while maximizing a site’s aesthetic, functional and economic potential. That takes deep knowledge of the region’s culture, plus sensitivity to visitor expectations for both active recreation and tranquil intimacy. It means finding solutions for legible circulation, accessibility, and complex engineering even if these go unnoticed by users. Realistic master plans and creative scheduling help avoid loss of revenue during construction, allow clients to anticipate costs, and phase in improvements as funding permits. For destination and residential spas, the challenges are similar, though the design emphasis shifts toward unpretentious luxury.
We work on spa and springs facilities at every scale, from large resorts to municipal pools to private residences. Our approach yields immersive encounters with landscape, and celebration of healing, play and relaxation.