Recreational, Fitness and Health Center: Facility Layout Design Case Study

Tariq Tashtoush, Dagoberto Melero, Tomas Duarte, Homero De La Cruz


Systems Engineers focus on a systematic development process for any project of interest, aiming to proceed from a concept to a final successful product. They consider business operation, management, and engineering technicality. Our team was giving a chance to develop and improve a real-life system, starting from the design stage by implementing regulation, improvements, and integrating new technologies. Our focus was on designing a new local Health Center that provides recreational, fitness, and health care services. Facility design and logistics are considered as something that can “make it or break it” for businesses because they affect the customer’s perception, attractiveness, comfort, and accessibility levels, which are essential business success factors.  Any business type such as warehouse, customer service, or food distribution, apply different facility design techniques. Our team designed a facility layout, which meets the state, city, and American with Disabilities Act regulations, and provides the local community with a state-of-art health facility. A health club layout design considers multiple factors, such as type and number of equipment, facility location, available amenities, human factors, user safety, and use frequency. All these factors had been included to design the 50,000-ft2 and 2-floors layout of the health center facility. The team presented 2D and 3D layout designs that comply with the imposed constraints and requirements while accommodating users’ needs and confront.


facility layout; facility design; health care facility; human factors; 3D design; building design development.

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