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Pathways Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Center Centra Health Outpatient Services – Amherst, VA

Pathways Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Center Centra Health Outpatient Services

Pathways Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Center Centra Health Outpatient Services

Project Scope: 7,000 SF existing free standing lodge with 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The scope was to convert an existing hunting lodge into a code/ CMS compliant Substance Abuse and Treatment facility for a 15 patient, 28 day recovery program. Life safety compliance in terms of fire alarm, smoke detection and emergency egress were the main project drivers as well as handicapped accessibility/ compliance at all spaces.

The building is located on a 100 acre rural land parcel at the outskirts of Lynchburg and functions as a non-clinical environment for recovery, relocating the program out of the existing inpatient hospital unit. Relocation of this program to a space that is non-institutional aids in the recovery/ self-evaluation process as well as frees up valuable clinical space for medical care needs within the existing hospital.

Architect-of-Record: Currin Design Consulting, LLC

Owner: Centra Health System

Client Contact: Bob Clopper (434) 200-1148

Project Cost: $150,000

Project Completion: 2016

 

Virginia Commonwealth University – Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VCU – VTCC) – Richmond, VA

VCU- VTCC (Virginia Treatment Center for Children)

VCU- VTCC (Virginia Treatment Center for Children)

The project scope involves a 116,000 SF new behavioral health facility to supplement the behavioral health treatment component of the existing VCU Children’s Hospital campus. The treatment facility provides inpatient treatment for 100 private beds consisting of medium and low acuity level behavioral health patients. The design provides patient living units (neighborhoods) as well as therapeutic outdoor environments, supporting the programs of recovery.

Currin Design Consulting, LLC provided quality control review for architecture, interiors, engineering medical equipment and specialty security systems coordination.

Architect-of-Record: Cannon Design

Construction Manager: Balfour Beatty

Owner: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Client Contact: Bill Joyce, Senior Project Manager, Balfour Beatty Construction (240) 793-0096

Project Cost: $65 million

Project Completion: 2017

Veterans Administration Outpatient Mental Health Recovery Center Medical Center –  Hampton, VA

VA Medical Center Outpatient Mental Health Recovery Center - Hampton

VA Medical Center Outpatient Mental Health Recovery Center – Hampton

The project scope entails 25,000 SF new free standing building sited on the existing VA Medical Center campus in Hampton, Virginia. The project reviewed and reorganized current clinical programs, pulling a portion of the programs out of the existing hospital building, to provide logical adjacencies between programs with similarities in staffing and therapies.

The thoughtful reorganization and expansion of current programs while also incorporating new therapy programs should enhance the patient’s recovery experience by co-location of spaces with similar requirements in terms of acoustic control, exterior views/access, traffic flow, etc. resulting in decreased environmentally caused negative behavioral triggers/ incidents. The programs incorporated into the project were: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSSR), Intensive Case Management (MHICM), Suicide Prevention (SOS), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and veteran re-integration (OEF/OIF).

Services provided by Currin Design Consulting, LLC include programming, planning and facility design as well as full discipline and specialty equipment quality control/cross discipline coordination.

Architect: Avetech Design Group

Owner: Federal Government: Veterans Administration

Client Contact Information:

Jim Collins (757) 389-5518

Project Cost: $8.2 million

Completion Date: 2016

Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center Outpatient Mental Health Recovery Center – Richmond, VA

Hunter Holmes Outpatient Mental Health Recovery Center - Richmond

Hunter Holmes Outpatient Mental Health Recovery Center – Richmond

This project included a 30,000 SF renovation and rooftop addition to the existing Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. The project reorganized clinical programs to provide logical adjacencies which improved staff circulation efficiency, promoted therapy rooms shared by multiple programs which led to improved building efficiency and clinical operations.

The thoughtful reorganization and expansion of current programs while incorporating new therapy programs enhanced the patient’s recovery experience by co-location of spaces with similar requirements in terms of acoustic control, exterior views/access, traffic flow, etc. resulting in decreased environmentally-caused negative behavioral triggers/incidents. The programs incorporated into the project were Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSSR), Intensive Case Management (MHICM), Suicide Prevention (SOS), Substance Abuse (SATP), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Abuse, and veteran re-integration (OEF/OIF). 

Services provided by Ms. Currin (now of Currin Design Consulting, LLC):Provided programming, planning and facility design as well as full discipline and specialty equipment quality control/cross discipline coordination while employed by Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering.

Architect: Avetech Design Group

Owner: Federal Government: Veterans Administration

Client/Owner Contact Information:

Stuart Rice (804) 675-5207

Project Cost: $8.9 million

Completion Date: 2015

Intermediate Care Facility Home – Eight (8) Bedroom Model – Martinsville, VA

Intermediate Care Facility Home - Eight (8) Bedroom Model - Martinsville, VA

Intermediate Care Facility Home – Eight (8) Bedroom Model – Martinsville, VA

This project included a 5,500 SF new, free-standing fully handicapped accessible building/home sited within the existing neighborhood fabric of Martinsville, Virginia. The home provides a place for intellectually and often physically disabled adults to live with their peers. The “family living” environment consists of eight (8) carefully matched/selected residents per room with varying degrees of cognizance and self-care capabilities. The home is professionally staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the week, providing on-going therapies, self-care assistance when needed, and dietary and medication monitoring. The purpose of this care model is to reintegrate individuals previously institutionalized back into the community, enhancing their quality of life, the family’s concerns of quality care and the reintegration of the community culture.

Services provided by Ms. Currin (now of Currin Design Consulting, LLC) include programming, planning, facility design, quality control/cross-discipline coordination while employed by Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering.

Architect: Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering

Owner: Piedmont Community Services Board

Client/Owner Contact Information:

Greg Preston (276) 632-7128

Project Cost: $800,000

Completion Date: 2012

 

Eastern State Hospital Hancock Geriatric Facility – Williamsburg, VA
Eastern State Geriatric Hospital

Eastern State Geriatric Hospital

This project involved a 120,000 SF replacement psychiatric hospital within the existing community and Eastern State hospital campus.The 150 bed geriatric behavioral health living facility has four separate, yet connected wings surrounding open air therapy gardens. Ms. Currin provided third-party specialized medical Peer Review for architecture, interiors, medical equipment and system coordination with all disciplines while employed by Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering.

Architect: Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering

Project Cost: $24 million

Completion Date: 2008

 

Centra Baptist Hospital Adult and Adolescent Inpatient Unit Safety Upgrades – Lynchburg, VA

Renovation during full occupancy of three existing units within the hospital to mitigate self-injury elements. Approximate work area scope was 45,000 SF. Currin Design Consulting, LLC provided design consulting for psychiatric patient population, focusing on patient and staff safety while enhancing the patient recovery experience as well as bolstering staff retention.

Architect: Hughes & Associates

Project Cost: Undisclosed

Completion Date: 2014

 

Eastern State Hospital Adult Mental Health Replacement Hospital – Wiliamsburg, VA

Eastern State Adult Psychiatric Hospital

Eastern State Adult Psychiatric Hospital

Project scope involved 180,000 SF Replacement hospital within the existing Eastern State Hospital campus. The replacement facility houses and provides inpatient treatment for 150 forensic, medium and low acuity level behavioral health patients.The design provides patient containment not by fences, but instead by using the building design to create internal outdoor courtyards. These courtyards provide spaces for staff and patient respite, alternate therapy environments and a normalized, outdoor environment, supporting the programs of recovery.

The new facility also includes an in-house patient medical clinic consisting of radiology, podiatry, optometry and a small lab for quick blood, urinalysis, chemistry testing as well as a “main street” environment consisting of a sandwich shop, library, ‘clubhouse’, apparel shop and fitness center. Ms. Currin provided planning, programming, building design and quality control for architecture, interiors, engineering, medical equipment and specialty medical systems coordination while employed by Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering.

Architect: Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering

Project Cost: $38 million

Completion Date: 2010

 

Horizon Behavioral Health Intermediate Care Facility Homes – Lynchburg, VA
Intermediate Care Facilities Horizon Behavioral Health

Intermediate Care Facilities Horizon Behavioral Health

Four, 3,500 SF new free standing fully handicapped accessible buildings/ homes were built in pairs at two different locations within the existing neighborhood fabric of Lynchburg, VA. The homes provide a place for intellectually and often physically disabled adults to live with their peers. The “family living” environment consists of four carefully matched/ selected residents per home with varying degrees of cognizance & self-care capabilities.

The homes are professionally staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the week, providing ongoing therapies, self-care assistance when needed, dietary and medication monitoring. The purpose of this care model is to reintegrate individuals previously institutionalized back into the community, enhancing their quality of life, the family’s concerns of quality of care and the reintegration of the community culture.

Ms. Currin provided programming, planning, facility design, quality control/cross discipline coordination, and construction and program management services while employed by Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering.

Architect: Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering

Project Cost: $500,000 each home

Completion Date: 2014

 

Bryce Psychiatric Hospital – Tuscaloosa, AL

Bryce Psychiatric Hospital

Bryce Psychiatric Hospital

Project scope included 460,000 SF replacement hospital within the existing Bryce Hospital campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The existing facility consists of over  500 beds providing therapies for a multiple range of behavioral health acuity levels, in-house medical clinics and patient support services.

Ms. Currin provided programming, planning and proposed facility design to obtain funding and initiate the governing authority approval processes while employed by Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering.

Architect: Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering

Project Cost: Undisclosed

Completion Date: 2014

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