Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center Honored as Top Healthcare Design Project
SAINT PAUL, MN Measuring a modest 21,000 square feet, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center located inside the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center is a physically small component in the world of health care offerings at the renowned Rochester, Minnesota, campus.
Designed to elevate health and wellness to sit side-by-side world-class medical care, the center received big recognition Friday as it received the 2016 FAB Award for Healthcare from the Northland Chapter of the International Interior Design Association.
"The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center really represents a different approach where athletes at all levels can find the best in patient care with the expertise to develop optimum performance," said Pete Smith, AIA, President and CEO of BWBR and the Principal on the project.
Extending that vision into injury prevention and rehabilitation, the design of the sports medicine center utilizes every square inch for a variety of athletics that includes a synthetic ice rink, an indoor basketball gymnasium, multipurpose artificial turf area, a performance training zone with cardio and weight equipment, and assessment and procedural rooms. "Healthcare is in the midst of revolution where patients who may not be sick or injured are still seeking advice and guidance to a healthier and better way of living," Smith said. "The design of centers like Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center are meeting the demand, energizing and empowering guests on their journey to better health and wellness."