The David Lawrence Center, one of the few mental health facilities in our area, desperately wanted to modernize and expand its crisis unit to accommodate the community’s growing need for emergency mental health and substance abuse treatment.
PK Studios was involved from conception to completion, developing the program and master plan for the existing site, facilitating the logistics of moving personnel between spaces, preparing the final design, procuring artwork and furnishings, and providing extensive construction administration services.
The multi-year process yielded a state-of-the-art facility with more than 10,000 square feet of new space and 6,000 square feet of renovated space, the capacity for 34 adult and children’s treatment beds, and significantly expanded administrative areas.
Special considerations for this project included extensive safety and security features, anti-ligature design, abuse-resistant and maintenance-friendly features, sustainable design, custom millwork, and an emergency power system capable of providing full capacity for 3-4 days.
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