Trilogy Spa reflects owner Chandra Shaw’s Hawaiian upbringing while maintaining a contemporary feel. The project was in the final drawing phases with Belzberg Architects when (fer) studio was recruited to address the interior layout and finishes for the first and second floor retail and reception spaces. To give the space a relaxing and inviting atmosphere, it was softened with warm wood walls, dimly lit corridors with cork flooring, trickling water and various tropical plants.

(fer) studio’s conceptual approach was to compose a warm, enveloping feel to the space using a honey-colored Alder wood finish on the display walls, custom furniture systems, and staircase. The horizontal wood slats fold around the 1,000 square foot first floor reception/retail space, creating a backdrop for the central staircase leading to the spa rooms above. Upstairs, the wood display wall surrounds the reception desk, which is also fabricated from Alder wood. The display wall is punctuated with white rectangular boxes. These punctuations, with their bright reflective surfaces, help to accentuate the various products and create a high-end boutique aesthetic. Trilogy Spa functions include wet and dry treatment and massage rooms, a sauna and steam room, Vichy and waterfall showers, and a deep soaking tub and relaxation room.

Typology Hospitality
project type Tenant Improvement
location Manhattan Beach, CA
Client Chandra Shaw
Size 1200 SF
status Completed, 2006


Photography Amy Theilig