Duda|Paine Sets New Standards in Wellness Design with Walton Family Whole Health & Fitness

Duda|Paine Architects has once again demonstrated our commitment to innovative and transformative wellness design with the completion of the Walton Family Whole Health & Fitness project in Bentonville, Arkansas. The two-story, 360,000-square-foot building is projected to be LEED Platinum and was designed to meet Walmart’s vision to empower associates to take charge of their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Walton Family Whole Health & Fitness Exterior

About Duda|Paine


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Our Process

Our single-studio design culture collaborates with clients to shape extraordinary places. Overlap and cross-pollination are essential to how we work. Research, analysis and exploration inform everything we do. We use art and materials to connect people and place.

Duda|Paine’s ability to solicit a breadth of stakeholder input and distill it down to key ideas and strategies is resulting in an impressive plan that is capable of guiding UNC Asheville and enhancing how the university is perceived for the next 30 years and beyond.

Dr. Keith E. Krumpe, PhD
Senior Administrator for Space Planning & Professor of Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Asheville

There are not many international design firms that maintain the involvement of the founding partners in the day to day of the work the way you do. The other big factor that you bring to the design team is that you analyze each problem with many design solutions. The open-minded approach helps the whole team to buy into a particular concept.

John Goff
Managing Principal
DaVinci Development Collaborative, LL

Our Foundation believes in the power of collaborations to truly improve health and our future. Every element of this new facility has been designed to create a place to be experienced and to facilitate interactions between Wellness, Fitness and Medicine.

Ms. Patricia Maddox
President & CEO
Winter Park Health Foundation

When we at Duke began this process, we recognized that the design of the Student Wellness Center, and the execution of that design into very successful architecture, would have direct impact on our students, on their lives, their health and the services available to them. The project presented the opportunity to simplify how students pursue health and wellness and encourage a more proactive approach to overall well-being. Our collaboration with Duda|Paine and the resulting building achieves that vision and more. The Student Wellness Center is a destination spot on campus.

Dean Suzanne J. Wasiolek
Adjunct Faculty, Program in Education
Duke University
(Executive-in-Residence, Arcadia University

The Duda|Paine organization is focused fully on beautiful aesthetics, building quality, and serving the needs of users and communities.

Jason Frost
Executive Vice President, Development
NewStar Asset Management

The work and vision and commitment of Duda|Paine has allowed Duke Integrative Medicine to instantly convey to the world what the healthcare of the future can and should be. This has become the powerful catalyst for change that we hoped it would be.

Dr. Tracy Gaudet, M.D.
Executive Director
Whole Health Institute

Duda|Paine’s ability to perform on projects as varied as small retrofit renovations to re-envisioning a Greenfield site with a few historic buildings into a new campus has answered our needs against the challenges of the North Carolina education funding system. Their talent, thoroughness, from concept development through project completion has allowed NCSSM to gain more from those allocated resources than we imagined.”

Robert Allen
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

We did our due diligence and research and made a decision. We wanted a first-class architect, which we clearly think Duda|Paine is.

Josh Hunt
Executive Vice President
The Hunt Companies

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