This 66,000 sq. ft. fitness club is strategically located nearby downtown Park Ridge. The prominent horizontal expression of the upper mass was achieved by elevating the building over surface parking. The building entrance set back on the first floor and a masonry garden wall screen the parking, shifting focus to the activities taking place inside the club. The upper level has a tall curtain wall with white butt glaze joints and metal panel façade contrasting against the exposed concrete structure. The rest of the building envelope comprises of a recomposed stone rainscreen accented with a terra-cotta rainscreen. While the materials are modern in their use they still resonate with the older masonry buildings of Park Ridge.
The small footprint on the first floor consists of a glass enclosed lobby, child care and an open climbing wall ascending the full height of the building. Conceptually the program on the second floor is organized into zones that translate in the massing. A large open fitness zone with expansive glazing is central to the plan. A cluster of studio spaces along one end is expressed on the north façade as the volume projects outward supported by a double cantilever. The wet zone spaces such as the lockers and pools are arranged adjacent to each other for improved function. The northwest corner is anchored by the gymnasium. The program also includes a wide range of social spaces such as the lobby, café, lounge spaces and outdoor pool and deck with bar and fire pit.