Every aspect of the design for Duke Integrative Medicine reflects the program’s groundbreaking and transformational approach to healthcare. Program spaces for traditional and alternative medicine are united through a rich use of natural materials, such as wood and stone, and a focus on the patient’s procession through the spaces. Generous views of interior and exterior gardens and numerous spots for reflection and contemplation evoke notions of mind, body and spirit.
Nestled in the woodlands of Duke Forest, this holistic environment is both welcoming and comforting. The realms of nature and man-made—reflecting the facility’s dual use of holistic therapies and medical science—are interwoven through visual and physical connections. The thoughtful orchestration of light, transparency, translucency, openness and scale define the building’s program spaces including therapeutic treatment rooms, workshop and meditation spaces, a library, fitness facilities and a state-of-the-art café offering healthy cooking demonstrations, guest meals, and catered events
Durham, North Carolina