Retail Design Collaborative

Equinox La Costa

Equinox La Costa

Location: San Diego, CA
Client: Equinox
Type: Fitness center
Size: 31,000 SF


The Fitness Experience

Considering La Costa’s beach community identity within Northern San Diego County, known for casual resort living; the design challenge involved blurring the urban, edgy luxury fitness brand with southern Californian resort lifestyle. Includes: Yoga, Pilates, Cycling, Group Fitness, Strength Floor, Cardio Floor, Locker room, Steam Room Boutique Retail, Juice Bar, Kids Club, Member Offices, Management Office.

From a Vons to an Equinox


Creative Office

Member and management offices are framed with glass, visually connecting to the fitness center.


Health and Fitness

This transformative interior design converts an abandoned 31,000 sf grocery store into a luxury fitness club. A playful use of light, crafted planar forms and warm materials create a signature blending of health, fitness and hospitality.

Luxury Fitness Club


Natural Lighting

A dramatic 10’ X 20’ skylight guides daylight through a floating oculus as a transition from the open fitness floor into the calming lockers and spa.


Group Fitness

The group fitness room features a series of angled planes while bounce linear light sources over its surfaces white concealing the source. A complimentary interplay between the precisely refined brand with the natural softness of the coastal locale. Precision materials include geometrically extruded porcelain tiles, hot rolled steel, composite solid surfaces. Natural palette of cedar, flamed marble, and hand painted wallcovering bring a warm contrast.