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Mission Driven: Core Physical Therapy

LEAP Architecture designed Core Physical Therapy’s new treatment center with the same holistic approach they use for clients. Core is a great example of how smart designs help mission driven companies fulfill their purpose. 


Physical Therapy on a Mission

John Murphy is mission drive to provide holistic physical therapy

John Murphy founded Core Physical Therapy to fill a void. A disconnect. He was working for a corporate company where patient-needs just weren’t being met. John knew his patients deserved better. He could do better.

Founding Core in 2001, John made it his mission to help people regain a healthy and pain free body using a holistic, patient-centered approach. Core’s outstanding patient care is reflected in their success. They currently have a team of 15 therapists and a brand-new, purpose-designed facility by LEAP Architecture.

Core is a place patients can count on for great care by understanding staff. It’s a place where patients get better—better than they dreamed possible.  -John Murphy

Mission Driven Design

core physical therapy treatment room

When John called LEAP on December 23, 2017, he was in a little bit of a crunch. His out-of-state design firm was letting him down on some key issues. The major one being—they couldn’t provide design drawings—which are required for permitting and building.  Eric worked like a sugar-fueled elf (well, green tea), readying plans for approval. He got permit set together, changed the design to meet code, rearranged the space to add 5 additional treatment rooms, and updated the lighting using photometrics. John not only received the permit set he needed, the 5 “extra” treatment rooms mean greater availability to his clients and a faster ROI for John’s investment.


Cafe con Therapycore physical therapy opted for a waiting area with a cafe style and feel

As a way to further promote John’s client-center approach, he opted for a cafe-style reception area. Clients are served tea and coffee in comfortable chairs. The warm, burnt-orange accent walls were inspired by his favorite restaurant. In this more social and relaxed setting, staff can interact differently with clients during intake, which allows them to learn more and be more successful in their treatment.

Another positive aspect of this socialibility is referrals.  Referrals and networking are Core’s strongest business generators.

Core’s new space also includes a full-size gym, storage lockers, and office break-room. The interior finishes tie in with the brick building shell, for a comfortable, yet hip vibe. Visit them for yourself! Core Physical Therapy. I think one of John’s therapists sums it up nicely;

The work environment is one of constant learning and growing and I am very excited to be part of the Core team. -Steven Stokes


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Architecture & the Triple Bottom Line

What’s a Triple Bottom Line, you ask? Simply put, it refers to companies regarding people, planet, and profit in equal measure. 


B-Corporations & Triple Bottom Line

LEAP Architecture is a mission driven company. We help people better their lives through great design, while facilitating environmentally responsible living. And we’re not the only ones.

Treating people and the environment with care is not a new idea. It can be argued that this practice has been around a long, long time. Native American culture comes to mind. On the other hand, there is no shortage of companies we might characterize as money-worshiping, cut-throat, business pirates.

Thankfully, the tide is turning and more companies are taking a stand on their vales. In 2006, B Lab established itself as rating agency for businesses working to be a force for good (1). In other words, they created a method to value businesses based on their greater societal and environmental impacts. It’s akin to being certified organic in the coffee industry.

B Corp companies are mission driven. They demonstrate, and are transparent about their internal company values. This can be extended to working with values-driven-vendors, such that like-minded entities can partner and collaborate together.(2) Like LEAP!

The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders—it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet.
Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia

Mission Driven Companies

We’ll just come out and say it. We LOVE working with mission driven companies. We are really good at helping them enhance their visions through architecture. Some of our previous posts touch on the many ways that building design helps inform company culture, employee health, and client behavior.

Architecture that promotes people, planet and profits is a complex process. LEAP’s design approach sets us apart from other firms. Our method helps clients articulate their goals for the look, feel and function of the space. Their inspiration, combined with our guidance create beautiful spaces.

We’re here to guide you. LEAP can help your organization fulfill its mission driven goals. We’re humbled by the companies out there making a difference in the world. We’re honored to help them do it better.

Contact us – We’d love to help you meet your triple bottom line!