Helbing Lipp Recny Architects developed a phased master plan for Rankin Physical Therapy Group for a 3.6 acres property located in Hedgesville, West Virginia, with the first phase being this 8,000 sq. ft. physical therapy and sports medicine facility.
The building was designed as a series of interconnected volumes, each with its own material, color and texture. These volumes reflect the four main activity areas including the lobby, administration, therapy and the therapy pool.
The building is entered through a glass vestibule which is covered by a cantilevered radial glass canopy that creates an unusual and striking entry experience. Inside, the lobby is a two-story vertical cylinder of glass with a deeply coffered pinwheel spoke ceiling that is flooded with clerestory light.
The facility has, along with offices and therapy areas, a 20′ x 20′ therapy pool located adjacent to the high bay space with a glass wall between for complete visibility by staff. Convenient changing and restroom facilities are provided close to activity areas.