Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Facility Design Showcase

Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Facility Design Showcase

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TIMBERLINE KNOLLS

Lemont, Illinois

The residential treatment center Timberline Knolls, located southwest of downtown Chicago, is on a 43-acre site that was once a limestone quarry. Exclusively tor young women ages 12 and older, Timberline Knolls offers treatment for emotional problems, often using dtialdiagnosis nv.itment plans, tli.il um include .self-injurious behavior, substance abuse, and eating and other disorders.

The campus otters an enclave of restored, historically significant buildings from the 19th century, along with contextually sensitive modern buildings and living quarters. Four single-story lodges each sleep 26 girls and have a twostory atrium, natural limestone interior, and working lireplaces.

Other buildings on campus inJude the administrative building, built him the side of a knoll and surrounded by wood decks; the residents' art building, housing a kiln and throwing whecl. …

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