Exhale hired STUDIOS to develop the rollout of their innovative urban spa concept originally designed by MR Architecture + Decor. Each spa is approximately 10,000 – 12,000 sf, and the program includes treatment, yoga and changing rooms, along with lounge and retail components.
Working as the Architect of Record on the Boston location, STUDIOS’ challenge was to emulate the ambiance of the previous New York City locations by developing variations on existing design themes, but also to improve the functionality of the space by reworking details and selecting more durable finishes.
These highly technical spaces strive to appear simple and clean with a Zen-like palette. STUDIOS selected durable, high-design materials, incorporating earth tones and Asian accents. The team specifically focused on improving millwork and lighting solutions for the treatment rooms and retail spaces.
New facilities include Boston, Chicago, New York, Dallas, and Santa Monica with additional sites planned for the coming year.