An Expanding Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health Facility Emphasises Shared Spaces and Biophilic Inspired Design
Healthcare Design Magazine recently featured Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility for its expanding pediatric and adolescent mental health facility. In the article, the writer shares details about the new design and the biophilic inspiration behind the design. See the original post.
Shared Spaces and Inspired Design
The cafe design shown above was designed with several comfort zones in mind The lounge at the foreground serves as an extension of the lobby and is a quiet spot outside of the cafe’s main traffic flow. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of sunlight, and views of nature. Each zone has plenty of seating to allow family members the opportunity to support children during the treatment. The soft built-in seating outlining the walls provides a quiet nook for patients to comfortably occupy the room’s edge.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Expected Completion Date: Late 2023
Total Building Area: 160,000 sq. ft.
Total Project Cost: $99 million
Architecture Firm: GBBN
Interior Design: GBBN
General contractor: Messer Construction
Wayfinding, Art, and Graphics: Kolar Design
Architectural support: WA Architects
Builder: Messer Construction
Technology: Motz Engineering
Landscape: The Kleingers Group
Sustainability: Sol Design + Consulting
Medical equipment: Walsh Consulting Group
“Pediatrics.” Edited by Tracy Walker, HCD Magazine FIRST LOOK Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility Comments, June 2021, healthcaredesignmagazine.com/projects/first-look-cincinnati-childrens-hospital-medical-center-inpatient-behavioral-health-facility/#slide-3.
Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped develop modern design for healthcare organizations locally, regionally and internationally. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff