1290 Tremont Street

Whittier Wellness & Fitness Club


Size

7,700 sf

Location

Roxbury, MA

Project type

Institutional / Public

Client

Whittier Street Health Center

Cost

$800,000

Project Overview

DREAM Collaborative was commissioned to complete a 7,700 sf interior fit-out for the Whittier Wellness & Fitness Club at the newly constructed Whittier Street Health Center (WSHC). The result is a world-class facility that cost half of the contractor’s original estimate, without sacrificing quality or aesthetics.

The mission of WSHC is to provide high quality, reliable, and accessible primary health care and support services for diverse populations, promoting wellness and eliminating health and social disparities.

Key Features

  • Interior fit-out
  • Occupied building
  • Flexible multipurpose facility
  • Innovation on a tight budget

The Wellness & Fitness Club supports an integrative medicine model which will increase the therapeutic modalities for the treatment of major medical and mental health issues found within this urban neighborhood’s patient population, including hypertension, diabetes, and depression. It offers a broad array of services and activities, ranging from a physical fitness coach, exercise machines, classes in aerobics, yoga and Zumba, a life coach, and a pediatric healthy weight coordinator. The facility also includes a 550 sf blood testing laboratory as well as two dental surgical rooms.

The mission of WSHC is to provide high quality, reliable, and accessible primary health care and support services for diverse populations, promoting wellness and eliminating health and social disparities.

DREAM understood our vision and the challenges and potential of the space. I couldn’t be more pleased!

FREDERICA M. WILLIAMS

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Architecture

Full Architectural Services

Soup to nuts:  from programming to project close-out.

Interiors

Interior Fit-Out

Work needed to complete the internal layout and servicing of the building shell to meet the specific needs of an incoming occupier.

Programming / Space Planning

Identifying and developing all the uses needed within a project, determining space requirements for each use, and best arrangement of uses within a space.

Interior Architecture & Design

From relocation of walls to materials, lighting, and furniture selection, interior architects and designers are on it!
A MESSAGE FROM DREAM

Moving Forward in the Age of COVID-19

During these times of extraordinary disruption, DREAM Collaborative remains steadfast in our belief that architecture should work toward the Greater Good. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, lines have been blurred and we’re seeing opportunities all around us to reimagine the way we live, work, and organize our society and our spaces. We are honored to play a part in the transition toward a renewed society that prioritizes well-being, equity, and innovation.

As partners, we’re bringing our curiosity and the diversity of our perspectives to conversations about how design and development will need to evolve in a post-COVID world. We’re convening panel discussions and reaching out to other minority and women-owned businesses to brainstorm solutions to the unique and compounded challenges we face. Most importantly, we’re committed to providing the highest level of service and support to our valued clients and partners in the community, who we know are also being pushed to the limits of their resources and ingenuity in order to thrive in this historic moment.