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Annual Facility Design Competition

Annual design showcase brings balancing act to light

June 29, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
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Our expert panel weighs in on industry trends and balancing safety measures with the use of contemporary aesthetics in our annual Design Showcase.

Facility designers must leave preconceived notions at the door

May 4, 2015  |  Kevin Turner
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Behavioral healthcare is more than just the right furniture and safety features, and as designers we need to look deeper.

Annual showcase highlights safety, patient flow, and community integration

May 15, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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When you gather a group of designers and architects together in the same room, there are bound to be lively debates and discussions. That’s exactly what happened when the four jury members convened to discuss the projects submitted for the 2014 ...

What defines a behavioral healthcare facility?

May 13, 2014  |  Charlene Marietti
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Replacing long-term psychiatric facilities, the current correctional system is a ‘de facto’ holding tank for the mentally ill. 

Proud of your facility design? Let’s see it!

February 18, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Behavioral Healthcare is now accepting submissions for the 6th annual Behavioral Healthcare Health and Human Services Showcase. 

2013 Design Showcase: Raising the bar on design

June 10, 2013  |  Dennis Grantham, Editor-In-Chief
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2013 Showcase entrants faced new requirements — a tougher test than ever before.
 

Pima County's Crisis Response Center: beautiful, and functional, too

July 12, 2012  |  Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief
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In August, fast-growing Pima County, Arizona opened a striking new Crisis Response Center in Tucson. It's a beautiful and highly functional new hub for the region's crisis care system.

2012 Design Showcase

May 15, 2012  |  Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief
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Four projects in the 2012 Behavioral Healthcare Design for Health and Human Services Showcase earned special recognition from our judges. But all 12 were selected on their merits from a wider field of entries based on the scores and opinions of the judges...

WestBridge South: New look, same mission

May 15, 2012  |  Dennis Grantham Editor-In-Chief
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Developed on a 10-acre campus that includes residence, administrative, and recreational facilities, the $6.2 million WestBridge South facility opened in March 2012 in Brooksville, Fla., a small city that’s about 60 miles west of Orlando and 40 miles north...

The magic of design

May 1, 2012  | 
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The complexity and expense of design “magic” is nothing new to the participants and judges of this year's Design for Health and Human Services Showcase.

Design trends for behavioral healthcare facilities

April 18, 2012  |  Gayle Anthony, EDAC, LEED AP
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Recently I was asked to join a team of jurors for Behavioral Healthcare's 2012 Design for Health and Human Services Showcase—an offer that I was honored to accept.

Hope for the future of facility design

April 11, 2012  |  James M. Hunt, AIA
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I recently had the privilege of serving as a judge for Behavioral Healthcare's 2012 Design for Health and Human Services Showcase. This was my first time doing this and it was a very exciting experience.

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