An Expanding Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health Facility Emphasises Shared Spaces and Biophilic Inspired Design

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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.

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Project Details

Facility Name: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College Hill New Behavioral Health Facility

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Expected Completion Date: Late 2023

Owner: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

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

Engineers: Schaefer & JCA (structural); CMTA (MEP); Bayer Becker (civil)

Technology: Motz Engineering

Lighting: AEI & Pivotal

Landscape: The Kleingers Group

Sustainability: Sol Design + Consulting

Medical equipment: Walsh Consulting Group

Source:

“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


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