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Mental Health Services Replacement Facility SPRINGFIELD, OH

URS Corporation COLUMBUS, OH

Mental Health Services for Clark and Madison Counties relocated to a new facility in Springfield, Ohio. The two-story building includes outpatient services, counseling and group rooms, and administrative and physician offices on the first floor, and inpatient services and support spaces on the second floor.

The main entry and waiting area use warm colors, natural materials--including wood framed windows at the reception desk--and create a comfortable, non-medical setting for a welcoming first impression.

A warm color palette and wood-look flooring are used throughout to extend a non-institutional environment into all areas of the facility. Therapy spaces and group rooms have large exterior windows with views to the outdoors. Interior windows allow borrowed light to enter into spaces that do not have an exterior exposure.

Outpatient and inpatient activities are completely separated. A dedicated elevator, which opens onto a secured lobby, provides access for visitors and patients to the second floor inpatient unit. A large open nurse station / staff work area provides visibility of the patient rooms. The nurse station is open and free of physical barriers for good sightlines but also encourages interaction with patients, while being secure enough to provide for staff safety.

The building is located in the southwest corner of the site. The main drop-off is fully covered by a canopy. The main entrance was intentionally located on the side of the building that faces away from the public street to provide for more privacy and an out-of-view entry point for patients and visitors.

Project Category: New construction

Chief Administrator: Dr. James Perry, CEO

Firm: URS Corporation, (614) 464-4500

Design Team: Mark Dye, AIA, CDT, Project Architect; Cathy Lucks, NCIDQ, Interior Design; Antany Peppers, Project Coordinator; Brett Libbe, PE, CEM, CPMP, LEED AP, Mechanical Design; Patrick Rolwing, CPD, LEED AP, Plumbing Design; Jon Kish, Electrical Design

Photography: (c)2013 Maguire Photographies

Total Area (Sq. Ft.): 31,790

Total Construction Cost (excluding land): $6,900,000

Construction Cost/Sq. Ft.: $217

Completion: May 2013

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Title Annotation:DESIGN SHOWCASE; Mental Health Services for Clark and Madison Counties
Publication:Behavioral Healthcare
Date:May 1, 2014
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