Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Facility Design Showcase

Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Facility Design Showcase

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Faced with a four-fold increase m demand for women's addiction treatment services, the Hazelden Foundation opened a new Women's Recovery Center in September in Center City, Minnesota.

Designed by BWBR Architects, the4l,000-square-foor building enhances the therapeutic experience. Warmed by rich earth tones, the Women's Recovery Center has a circular design with high-set windows to let natural light pour in, but also to ensure privacy. Spacious bedrooms are configured into seven, three-bed clusters, departing from the traditional dorm-like setting. The design allows patients more privacy and space, with half-walls separating the sleeping areas. Each woman has her own vanity. Units feature a living roomkitchenette that provides added community space, and there are rooms for creative expression, computer access, and one-on-one meetings. …

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