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Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner is the founder and Principal Architect of Human eXperience Workshop, a design firm dedicated to the belief that every person has value and that the built environment must recognize and affirm the intrinsic worth of its inhabitants.

Over 25 years of practice with PFVS, RTKL, The Freelon Group and Perkins+Will, Kevin has become a recognized leader in the design and operations of behavioral healthcare facilities. He has designed 2 million s.f. from North Carolina to Hawaii and regularly speaks and writes on the subject.

In addition to designing therapeutic spaces for those with severe mental illness, Kevin is also actively engaged in planning solutions for affordable and attainable housing. As an architect, his mission has always been to design buildings that matter. People who are mentally ill, developmentally disabled, homeless or underemployed are often marginalized in our society. By providing them with safe, healthy, dignified buildings we show our commitment to their value as Human Beings.

Kevin Turner
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.
Kevin Turner
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.
Kevin Turner
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.
Kevin Turner
March 11, 2019
While safety should a priority when developing a psychiatric unit, consideration for welcoming, personal touches can go a long way toward building a healthy environment for treatment.
Kevin Turner
February 19, 2019
The Joint Commission’s psychiatric unit safety standards are a source of stress for many administrators. Here are a few ways to make sure your facility is prepared.
Kevin Turner
March 21, 2018
The Appalachian Overdose Mapping Tool, created by researchers at the University of Chicago and the Appalachian Regional Commission, integrates opioid overdose mortality rates with socioeconomic data.
Kevin Turner
March 21, 2018
The focus in addiction treatment should shift from individual to family recovery.
Kevin Turner
July 25, 2017
Wildwood Canyon in Yucaipa, Calif., offers detox and residential treatment to young-adult men in a setting that blends Americana with the Old West.
Kevin Turner
June 02, 2017
Research at the University of Houston will explore whether personalized information about risk behaviors can enhance HIV patients' motivation to reduce drinking.
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