Children's Crisis Unit
A renewed need for children’s psychiatric service led to the design and construction of a standalone children’s CSU. The 14,000-square-foot building contains spaces for 20 inpatients, but is expandable to 30. Like all New Horizons facilities, it has a nonthreatening residential appearance. Interior finishes feature murals and bright colors designed with children as the end user. Recently, Burt Hill has been engaged to design a 6,000-square-foot outpatient addition to this building.
Expanding outpatient programs and the desire to consolidate staff drove the need for this facility. The 9,000-square-foot building is designed to be expanded on the north side. It houses the organization’s administration, operations, human resources and IT departments. Constructed on their main campus it retains the residential flavor of the existing buildings.