how a physician started a lifestyle facility.
Dr. Valerie Schulte starts a mixed-used facility that revolves around healthy living, reversing, and preventing disease through lifestyle modifications, and more.
ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, & SIGNAGE
Schulte Wellness | Tipp City, Ohio
Schulte Wellness Center is a one-stop wellness and medical practice. Kept small by design, members can enjoy benefits not normally found in a traditional doctor’s office. Schulte Wellness offers group classes, cooking & exercising together, with the intention of building a supportive community. Schulte Wellness is a place where members and physicians come together with the primary goal of preventing and reversing disease — so members can live their life more abundantly and with greater vitality.
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From the start, there was a clear vision and design direction — Dr. Valerie Schulte desired to build a community that finds ways to help others. There was mutual trust and respect for the process, to define her goals of medially supported wellness. The Revival-Schulte collaboration began during the beginning of the pandemic, so meetings were strictly remote. Our team was able to quickly establish a relationship with the owners due to their hands-on approach and passion for their mission throughout the design-build.
Utilizing real-time animations, our team was able to develop a hyper-realistic direction of the exterior and interior finishes for the client to visualize the end result. Our designers were challenged with transitioning from the sharp angles and more masculine feel of the exterior to the interior, a mix of light and natural materials.
The lobby is a master class in biophilic design with an indoor waterfall, living moss wall, and soaring windows. The organic and fluid pattern and colors of the living moss complimented the gray hardscape of the recessed waterfall, representing the harmony Dr. Schulte wanted you to feel in the space. To balance out the water feature and moss wall, wood wainscotting and custom display shelves were added. The high ceilings are sloped at approximately 18 feet, with structural Glulam beams, sanded and stained in a warm brown finish, warming the space and bringing an extra layer of earthiness to the materials. The general lighting is recessed, so full attention could be given to the beams and the statement chandelier — a whimsical masterpiece, mixing metal and fabric petals in an organic, flowing manner.
redefining medical offices
Straight ahead is access to patient care rooms, meeting rooms, and employee office areas. Our designers developed a modern, nature–inspired metal screen to give privacy to the exam rooms beyond the Nurse’s Station and work areas. The patient care rooms were designed to feel warm and serene with high windows allowing natural light to filter into the space. We developed ADA-compliant signage, complete with braille, pictograms, and meaningful room names to easily guide users through the space.
Schulte Wellness features a fully loaded workout facility featuring equipment, massage therapy, and shower rooms. To aid in noise absorption and add visual interest, our team decided to combine the need for acoustics and lighting. Constructed of felt-like material with sound-dampening properties, the lighting design added a modern, energizing, and functional element to the space. Adorning the walls are custom wall graphics and 3D lettering that reinforce their mission and complete the room’s look.
The teaching kitchen is one of the most important spaces within The Schulte Wellness Center. A beautiful, fully functional commercial kitchen for healthy cooking instruction is located on the right side of the building. Centered at the front of the room, an expansive 18–foot long by four–foot deep island centers itself as a functional masterpiece — comprised of rift–cut oak, mixed with a soft gray quartz, waterfall countertop. Our team coordinated technology throughout the kitchen, for TVs, lighting, and power for the cooking centers, to allow for the perfect teaching conditions.
With the modern, organic design, and the technology to back the science at work, Schulte Wellness Center has positioned itself as a peaceful, welcoming, and relaxing space, with the mission as its cornerstone: a supportive community that enables and encourages you to live life more abundantly.
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