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Winners of the Spa of the Future Challenge Named; Defiant! Teen Spa Takes Top Place

Posted: July 3, 2012

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Hot-button issues explored at the 2012 Summit included the need for spas to more aggressively address “mental wellness;” to reach younger people (where lifelong health habits are formed); to embrace new technologies that can forge ongoing, supportive client connections; and bolder sustainability practices--all of which, interestingly, were key elements of the winning student projects.

2012 Spa of the Future Winners

1st Place: University of Denver ($1,000 prize)

Student team: Lian Duan, Molly Tompkins, Jing Wan

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cherri Young

Partner Architect: Cameron Zentz, Director, HBA Architects