Mayo Clinic – Dan Abraham Living Center Expansion
ARCHITECT : BWBR Architects
COMPLETED : 2013
The Mayo Clinic added a comprehensive wellness and fitness facility on its downtown campus. The facility, funded through a generous gift from S. Daniel Abraham, an entrepreneur and philanthropist of Palm Beach, Fla., and New York, will offer an expanded range of activities designed to help Mayo Clinic’s employees improve their health and fitness, reduce stress and implement beneficial lifestyle changes. Entering from the campus’ extensive underground pedestrian circulation system, users catch glimpses of multiple activity spaces including the pool, fitness area, running track and group exercise areas. An open stairway carries individuals to the main lobby level, where there is an extensive use of planters that move up and through the center core. A 500 sq ft interior living greenwall, multiple interior plantings, and roof-top exterior terrace are also a part of the project.