• Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard
  • Project Type Wellness
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2013
  • ArchitectPerkins Eastman


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UNC Wellness Center at Northwest Cary

Cary, NC

Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with Perkins Eastman, teamed together for the design of a world-class wellness center for the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospital System. The UNC Wellness Center is a premier medical fitness facility dedicated to helping people achieve optimal health in a safe and supportive environment by integrating professional resources, innovative programming and personalized service.

The UNC Wellness Center is a 60,000 sq. ft. facility that includes climbing and bouldering walls, a fitness floor with state-of-the-art equipment, fitness clinics and an array of health education programs.

The Center provides the community with a facility which includes a variety of aquatic therapy amenities such as swim lessons, group fitness classes and a physical therapy clinic for patient rehabilitation sessions. Aquatic features include:

4,000 sq. ft. Lap Pool

  • Seven 25-yard lap lanes
  • Zero entry ramp

530 sq. ft. Therapy Pool

  • Handrails
  • Underwater bench
  • ADA accessible chair lift

125 sq. ft. Whirlpool Spa

  • Hydrotherapy bench
  • ADA transfer wall allowing persons with disabilities to enter from a wheel chair onto the raised edge of the spa wall