Architectural Design Showcase: December 2014

The 11th Design Showcase features 18 behavioral health facilities

The 11th installment of the Daily Briefing's Architectural Design Showcase features 12 facilities that focus on behavioral health services.

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2014 Architectural Design Showcase
  • To meet community need for expanded behavioral health services in Northwest Ohio, Array Architects designed the Mercy Health Behavioral Health Institute at Mercy St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, Ohio. This two-story facility will create a healing environment with therapy rooms, activity spaces, on-unit dining, and an outdoor activity courtyard. (© 2014 Array Architects)

  • Architects from CannonDesign brought mental health, addiction treatment, and primary care under one roof in The Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare. Designed with the community in mind, the campus provides recreational spaces and fluid connections to centers of activity in the surrounding area. (© 2014 Björg Magnea)

  • The Davis Partnership team worked with the Mental Health Center of Denver to develop a 72,000-square-foot LEED Platinum residential/healing environment in a 1960’s outdated hospital. The design concept revolved around alleviating patient anxiety and included soft colors, plentiful natural light, ambient lighting, and generous use of wood and other natural materials to raise the spirit of the patients. (© 2012 Paul Brokering)

  • Architects from Devenney Group converted a 4-story office building into the 102-bed Quail Run Behavioral Health Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. The facility offers inpatient and outpatient services for both adults and adolescents. (© 2014 Devenney Group Ltd. Architects)

  • FreemanWhite designed Carolinas HealthCare System’s comprehensive behavioral health center. The design team employed holistic care concepts, including scale, light, environmental psychology, family amenities, and security to minimize the institutional aesthetic. (© 2014 John Warner Photography)

  • Architects from IKM Incorporated designed William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital’s behavioral health addition to support the hospital's forensic initiative. The design features enclosed courtyards that allow nursing staff to maintain visibility as patients move freely between the interior and exterior of the facility. (© 2014 IKM Incorporated)

  • Architects from Perkins+Will organized the University for Health Sciences Mental Health Hospital campus round a series of outdoor gardens and activity courts. Each garden is a protective, secure environment zoned with integrated levels of safety features and therapeutic support for patients with different behavioral health needs. (© Perkins+Will)

  • Bradley Hospital – Psychiatric Hospital for Children designed by architects from The S/L/A/M Collaborative maximizes opportunities for outdoor play areas and maintains the naturally wooded character of the of project site. (© 2009 Frank Giuliani)

  • Designed by architects from Stantec, the Lutherwood Children’s Mental Health Centre addition reflects the facility’s holistic therapeutic approach to mental health. The facility combines traditional therapy with music, art, spiritual, and recreational activities, as well as mental and physical health promotion, and employment skills training. (© 2011 Stantec, photos by Richard Johnson)

  • Architects from TM Partners designed the renovations to First Hospital to treat patients of all ages suffering from psychiatric and substance abuse issues. The facility features a secure classroom for 20 children with a wall of glass that overlooks and interior courtyard. (© 2014 TM Partners, PLLC)

  • The behavioral health unit within the Ocean Medical Center Emergency Department was designed by WHR Architects to meet the growing needs of the behavioral health community in Brick, New Jersey.  The patient-centered design promotes a healing environment while addressing the needs for personal safety and efficiency of front-line practitioners. (© 2014 Jeffrey Totaro)

  • ZGF Architects designed Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center Inpatient Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit to include 20 patient rooms, improved space for parental visitation, "low stimulus" areas, a Snoezelan Room, multiple group activity and art spaces, and outdoor space where patients can engage in physical activities. (© 2013 Eckert & Eckert)

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