Atlantic Health System wanted to create a holistic health and well-being center for its Morristown, N.J., community where people can learn about the root cause of illness and prevention utilizing techniques from around the world.

In November 2013, the integrated health system started construction on the Chambers Center for Well Being, a facility dedicated to providing the latest holistic therapies and lifestyle management programs.

One of the main challenges on the project was adapting a 40-year-old office building for a healthcare space. Contractors addressed those concerns by incorporating an egress stairwell, leveraging space under the building to support the demand for mechanical space, and adding steel to address structural concerns.

Designed by architectural and design firm Rockwell Group (New York), the 20,000-square-foot facility includes real walnut wood details, a complex lighting design, and audio-visual technology.

The space houses intimate patient treatment areas for personal spa-like experiences, secluded training areas, a kitchen for cooking demonstrations, glass-enclosed retail storefront, independent café, and private exam rooms.

A variety of therapies and lifestyle management programs are available onsite, from massage and acupuncture to 12-week TRIM & FIT classes. The center opened its doors in August 2014.