Wellness & Hospitality

North Shore Yoga Bannockburn
Bannockburn, IL

North Shore Yoga's mission is to create a home of spiritual gathering through its Yoga classes while fostering a sense of community. Like residences, the arrival and departure rituals are as critical to a successful studio as the studio space itself.

Architectural challenges included the lack of natural light in the studio, limited square footage, and the boxy nature of commercial space.

While minimizing external distractions, the accent lighting, translucent doors and faux windows expand the mental space of the studio beyond it's physical walls.

Carefully thought out arrival and departure sequences allow the efficient flow of classes while providing students with a physical and mental transition to their practice, and back.



Spring 2013


General Contractor: Alcalde Enterprises

Mechanical Engineer: Peter Eric Siegal, AIA