Spa Design Class!
Laura Welby, an SBCC faculty, invited me to her design class to give feedback on the students' final project -- a spa design! This is the second time Laura has asked me to participate and provide feedback and I just love it. The students clearly put time and thought into their calming, relaxing and serene designs.
All of the designs were resort spas (not Day, Boutique or Medical spas). And either they were set in the mountains or near the beach. I have each student a short evaluation with spa websites for green spa development, spa architect websites and a list of some of my favorite spa designs such as Spa Terra in Napa, Solage in Napa, and Terme di Saturnia in Tuscany.
Here just a quick overview of my favorite aspects of their designs:
Dave -- I think likes to take risks with his designs to do something different and I would encourage him to continue doing that. He designed a smaller reception area for a bigger waiting area.
Naoki -- found beautiful serene is sweet simplicity design; I like the layout of tx rooms
Louis -- a quaint and cozy feeling; I like the separation of the waiting room
Cindy -- Knotty wood design, waiting area was absolutely one of my favorites with a fireplace and view of mountains
Lila -- Love the water energy as soon as you walk in and love the viewing window of retail
Katerine -- I appreciate her intentional thought on privacy and design for less noise in spa
Lynn -- created beautiful curves and lines in her design and planned for a 2nd floor spa for views
LeAnne -- gave great presentation, love the natural and GREEN elements
Eleyna -- Setting in Italy, nice design of high windows and natural sound of Mediterranean
Christina -- Nice thought into GREEN spa and I appreciate detail of sink design
Reece -- Spanish style, I always love the tiles, and design encourages natural flow without directional signs
Jacob -- nice cozy feeling and instant relaxing energy at entrance
Thank you again for inviting me to share in the experience of your designs -- I loved it!