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Work underway on $36M psychiatric center.

Ground has been broken on the new Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center (RCPC), a 56-bed treatment facility designed by Urbahn Architects for the Dormitory Authority, State of New York and New York State Office of Mental Health.

The $36 million, 104,000 s/f facility is being built on a six-acre site on the Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg, NY, south of the main building.

The building is being designed as a green building and will meet New York State's Executive Order 111 for sustainability. By using an integrated approach, the team has targeted 34 potential LEED credits, well above the 26 needed for a LEED Certified building.

"New York State continues to lead the nation in providing cutting edge mental health care to children, adolescents and their families," said OMH Commissioner Sharon E. Carpinello, RN, PhD.

"The new Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center building will provide a modern therapeutic environment that will support the provision of high quality, effective clinical treatment, and support the recovery of children and their families. New York State is truly working to achieve the promise for our children and families, and to ensure that families have the tools they need to succeed in helping their children grow into strong and resilient adults."

The building is scheduled to be completed by December, 2008 and ready for patient occupancy in early 2009. When opened, the new Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center will be operated by New York State Office of Mental Health supported by New York University under an innovative agreement to advance the understanding of children's psychiatry.

The cteam includes: Dormitory Authority, State of New York, client; New York State Office of Mental Health, owner; Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center, user; Urbahn Architects, New York, NY, architect; P4H, Inc., North Salem, NY, planner and interior designers; Judith Heintz Landscape Architects, Brooklyn, NY, landscape architect; Lizardos Engineering Associates, Mineola, NY, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer.

The structural engineer is Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C., New York; BET Consultants, Newfoundland, NJ, civil engineer; VJ Associates of Suffolk, Inc., Hicksville, NY, cost estimator; Counsilman-Hunsaker, St. Luois, MO, pool consultant; Jacobs Facilities, New York, NY, construction manager
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