GuernseyTingle was able to rise to the challenge by addressing treatment needs while still providing a warm and inviting space.
GuernseyTingle has maintained a long-standing relationship with The Farley Center, an institution for addiction treatment services. We have provided renovations to the original campus building, which houses offices and meeting space, as well as designing new, semiprivate apartments for those patients admitted to the treatment program.
We were approached to design a new campus building that would become the center’s inpatient psychiatric facility. This 33,500 square foot building accommodates registration, administration, and patient treatment services. A new full service kitchen, dining space, and patio are now able to serve the entire campus. The primary goal of the facility, however, is to serve and treat the 57 patients it is able to accommodate in a warm and inviting environment.
The building was designed to blend with the other campus structures through the use of complimentary materials. A series of hip roofed wings with dormers were used to break up the mass of a single-story building with significant square footage. Inside, great care was taken to ensure that the space is reminiscent of a residence, rather than an institution, so warm wood finishing, soft colors, and lighting were used throughout.
In designing a psychiatric facility with a particular set of staff and patient concerns, multiple measures were put in place to help ensure the safety of all. Overriding behavioral health regulations concerning nursing oversight, room size, and noise control were also given special consideration.