We developed long-term planning strategies, standards, and methodologies for the consolidation of two dozen psychiatric center campuses. The project encompassed 37 million square feet in 1,350 buildings on 5,000 acres. Planning standards included staffing, space, organizational strategies, and functional relationships. Program goals were to improve treatment environment and overall operational efficiency.
architecture+ developed a prototypical psychiatric facility that was utilized as a baseline guide in master planning the transition from the current outdated campuses to more responsive and efficient facilities. The methodologies developed are being applied to all New York State Office of Mental Health facilities. The project has produced hundreds of millions of dollars in capital projects with an average payback of 1.2 years and resulted in $93 million in cost avoidance. architecture+ was also responsible for the development of detailed items for 14 individual campuses.