- 36,800 SF
- Approx construction cost – $10,800,000
- Associated Architect – HuntonBrady Architects
- MEP – TLC Engineering Solutions
- Photography – Ben Tanner Photography
The interior goal for this unit was to create a peaceful and calming environment that invokes a sense of being connected to nature and promotes healing through biophilic design. We wanted the interior spaces to relay the sense of grounding and stability as a tree growing near water.
Dignity – Executing consideration for patient privacy during a vulnerable time.
Safety – Providing a safe and secure atmosphere for patients, visitors, and staff.
Healing – Improve the healing process through reduction of anxiety, supporting improved moods, and uninterrupted circadian rhythms.
Community – Creating inviting group spaces that adapt to many therapies and activities.
Identity – Providing opportunities for patients to have a sense of control and comfort in the spaces they inhabit.
Consistency – Continuing design that is consistent with the AdventHealth campus yet responsive to unique needs of behavioral health.
KEY EXPERIENCE ELEMENTS
- Use of every opportunity to enhance a Mind, Body, Spirit experience.
- Maximized natural light and views.
- Provide therapeutic circadian interior lighting – imitate the nature of changing daylight in spaces with no natural light to connect the environmental experience throughout.
- Employ campus “Finish Palette” for inviting spaces with a distinction for behavioral health patient population needs maximizing patient safety and enhancing the calming atmosphere of this unit.
- Use artwork and photography to support the concept of being connected to nature.
- Minimize clinical equipment visibility.
- Maximize staff visibility.