The 22nd installment of the Daily Briefing's Architectural Design Showcase features 18 behavioral health facilities.
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- Array: Designed by Array Architects, the Children’s Nation Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit in Washington, DC, is designed with a 23-bed private room model to encourage families to be involved with the treatment process while maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for the patients. (©2016 Array Architects)
- Christner: The 173,000 square foot patient tower expansion at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., includes a 26-bed adult and 15-bed adolescent psychiatric unit. Designed by Christner, areas in the units include a shared outdoor activity area and shared indoor gym. Each floor has seclusion rooms, a dayroom, and an activity room. The color and finishes are blues, greens, and light wood tones conducive to a healing environment. (©2015 John Langholz)
- Devenney Group Ltd., Architects: The 90-bed Destiny Springs Behavioral Health Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Four high acuity rooms cater to medically complex patients. Designed by Devenney Group Ltd., Architects, the 67,566 square foot facility, which sits on six acres in Surprise, Ariz., will open in 2018. (©2017 Devenney Group Ltd., Architects)
- HKS Architects, Inc.: HKS Architects, Inc. has designed the new Kuwait Children’s Hospital in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Expected to be completed in 2020, this full-service national children’s hospital will feature facilities of over 800 beds (with family rooms on each floor), a five-story diagnostic/treatment podium (including mental and behavioral health specialties), a roof garden, children’s play areas, and over 215,000 square feet of outpatient clinics. (©2017 HKS Architects, Inc.)
- Hord Coplan Macht: At the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, Md., Hord Coplan Macht has created a cohesive outpatient treatment facility that accommodates eleven new clinicians, provides additional private patient waiting space, and enlarges the administrative support center. The project also includes group therapy rooms and a new art therapy room. (©2014 Hord Coplan Macht)
- Huelat Davis Healing Design: Huelat Davis Healing Design, along with Noritake Associates, designed the Merrifield Center in Fairfax County, Va., bringing together 24/7 emergency services and 18 county programs to a single location for individuals in psychiatric crisis. The LEED Silver “green development” provides a welcoming, therapeutic environment. (©2016 Anne Gummerson)
- IKM: IKM Architecture addressed the challenge to de-institutionalize the forensic wing of the State of West Virginia’s Behavioral Health Facility using evidence-based research to plan and design a 50-bed, 33,000 square-foot addition to the William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital in Weston, W.Va. The facility uses an open layout to maximize contact between patients and caregivers and promotes a healing environment. These goals were achieved through a centralized nursing unit, an ‘on stage, off stage’ design with an exterior ‘room’ for patients to freely move outdoors, and the addition of various secure staff areas to improve employee wellness. (©2014 Adam Warner)
- Inspira: Designed by Stantec Architectural, Inc., the new renovations at Inspira Health Network’s Bridgeton Health Center in Bridgeton, N.J., include enhanced medication preparation room, open nursing stations, key-out card in security, double door entrance for pediatric unit, infestation-proof furnishings, developmentally adjusted pleasing atmosphere, and security monitors. (©2017 Inspira)
- JE Dunn: JE Dunn Construction is currently renovating Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph in Wichita, Kans., to provide world-class, state-of-the-art behavioral health services to the area. This renovation will enhance inpatient behavioral services and consolidates outpatient behavioral health services currently being delivered at multiple sites. The updated facility will include a therapeutic recreational center for adolescent and adult patients. (©2017 HKS)
- Page: Page designed the Saint Francis Health System Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) and Eating Disorder Expansion in Tulsa, Okla. The LIBR building is located on the 47 acre Laureate campus. Initially planned for research, the building was expanded to accommodate a 15-bed Acute Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders. It also accommodates a remodeled kitchen and dining facility. (©2014 Minda Paluga)
- Perkins Eastman: Designed by Perkins Eastman, the Riverside County Crisis Services Facility in Riverside, Calif., provides a valuable mental health resource to the community. The facility highlights progress made in behavioral health center design. Key features include improved natural lighting, calming amenity spaces, and residential-inspired layouts that promote independence. (©2017 Perkins Eastman)
- Perkins+Will: The treatment at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, N.C., focuses on enabling patients to recognize and cope with a routine of daily life. The design, by Perkins+Will, addresses this by accentuating transitions between programmatic components with material, scale, daylight, and modulation of spatial conditions to mimic common daily experiences. (©2017 Mark Herboth Photography, LLC)
- The S/L/A/M Collaborative: Bradley Hospital in East Providence, R.I., is the nation’s first psychiatric hospital exclusively for children. Designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative, this 62,000 square-foot addition and renovation includes 60 replacement beds that provide safe and secure nursing units for children, adolescent, and developmental disability inpatients. (© 2009 Frank Giuliani)
- SmithGroupJJR: The freestanding Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center Mental Health Building in Phoenix, Ariz., is designed to support the VA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home model. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the facility houses substance abuse, work therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery clinics, and residential housing for 26 patients. Natural light, noise control, and safety measures help promote a positive patient experience. (©2014 Liam Frederick)
- Stantec: Stantec designed a 210,000 square foot mental health and research outpatient building that is being added to the VA Puget Sound Campus in Seattle, Wash. The new building will provide services to veterans in the region with 250 mental health staff members and 60 researchers. The project aims to advance mental health research while providing the latest treatment services for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems. (©2017 Stantec)
- Taylor Design: Hoag Chemical Dependency Recovery Center in Newport Beach, Calif., was designed by Taylor Design to provide a safe and quiet space to support thought and reflection, elements that sustain emotional and physical transition, opportunities for interaction and wellness, and areas to create, build, and sustain a supportive sense of community. (©2015 Michael McLane Photography)
- TreanorHL: Designed by TreanorHL, the six-story Gary Pavilion in Aurora, Colo., houses the behavioral health programs at the Children’s Hospital Colorado, including the inpatient psychiatric and eating disorder units. The building has a seasonal theme with custom wallcoverings, decorative glass, and healing gardens. (©2007 TreanorHL)
- ZGF Architects: The renovated Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital features increased views of nature, enhanced daylight, and a natural interior palette that maximize patient healing. Designed by ZGF Architects, the Unit also includes a dining area, comfort rooms, classrooms, and recreational facilities for patients and their families to enjoy. The unit renovation provides patients with variety and choice, appeals to all ages, and removes barriers while maintaining a sense of control. (©2014 Aaron Leitz)
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