The AVIV Clinic, the only one presently in the United States, was a phased addition to the Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood (CAHB) located at The Villages in Florida. Focused on the science of aging, the clinic was designed to provide a personalized program to enhance and nurture the brain and the body, ensuring a continuously happy, vital, and healthy life.

Three specialty zones provide access to the latest advancements in treating and improving cognitive and physical performance:
• The Entrance Lobby and Client Consultation Zone (Zone 1)
• The Neurocognitive and Physiological Zone (Zone 2): cognitive evaluation, training, physiological assessment, and therapy
• The Hyperbaric Zone (Zone 3): state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen treatment

This single-story facility serves as the anchor program forming the West Wing of CAHB. The design, which has the opportunity to be replicated for future AVIV Clinics, includes the largest hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) center in the US that can service up to 56 clients at full capacity in its two chambers.

The interior architecture promotes wellness through a welcoming, clean, and uncluttered brand with a notable presence of technology throughout.

Emphasis was placed on creating a nonclinical setting for clients that still met the operational needs of throughput efficiency, a high-use, cleanable interior, and a diagnostic equipment infrastructure tucked away in an off-stage setting. Careful attention to arrival, wayfinding, locker rooms, and bathing spaces, access to physician and technical staff areas, and incorporating natural light into the large program suite further promotes wellness in a hospitality setting.

Project category: New construction

Chief administrator: Dave Globig, CEO

Firm: ESa,

Design team: ESa (architect); Studio Gad (associate design/interior design); DPR (construction manager)

Total building area (sq. ft.): 29,400

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $374

Total construction cost (excluding land): $11 million

Completed: April 2020