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Design & Architecture

July 29, 2020
In the past 60 years, we have seen dramatic changes in the design of behavioral health facilities, from the sterile environments depicted in science-fiction movies in the 1960s to now near spa-like environments that contribute to a sense of dignity and hope for patients. Each year feels like our…
June 12, 2019
Instead of settling for an off-the-shelf solution, invest in a space that strikes a balance between feel, the needs of the patients and appropriate safety features.
June 09, 2019
Promise Behavioral Health on Tuesday announced plans to expand two of its facilities this summer. The Right Step Houston, an inpatient and outpatient treatment program for people with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, will relocate to a newly remodeled, 38,000-square-foot facility in…
May 21, 2019
If you are among those who feel tile is too hazardous for use in a psychiatric unit, options abound for floor and wall finishes.
April 02, 2019
Installing lights that adjust wavelengths to match the sun's natural patterns can be both expensive and too simplistic. Here's a more thoughtful approach.
December 13, 2018
Centerstone supports patients and staff with flexibility-focused expansion and renovation of Bradenton, Fla., facility.
April 24, 2018
The Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland, Oregon, takes an innovative approach by combining the psychiatric units and resources of four different health systems into one initiative to meet the city’s needs.
November 16, 2017
As healthcare institutions grapple with the opioid crisis, one increasingly important focus of their efforts to improve addiction treatment is applying innovative design concepts to both new and renovated treatment facilities.
September 27, 2017
When Cumberland Heights had to address an aging HVAC system on its 11-building campus, it chose a geothermal replacement for comfort and efficiency.
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