The connection between healing spaces and a patient’s recovery is increasingly clear and BWBR is on the leading edge of that evolution, developing facilities that are innovative, dignified, comforting, and safe for patients, their families, and care providers.
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Note: BWBR is not a behavioral/mental health care provider and is unable to offer services or referrals. Please reach out to care facilities directly for support or additional information.
BWBR believes that to promote behaviors that are prosocial and therapeutic, whether in an open environment or secure facility, we have to see the environment from a human-centered lens. This means going beyond anti-ligature applications of hardware solutions and reducing the negative stigma of behavioral health through a compassionate and thoughtful design approach.+
By putting the safety and security of patients, families, staff, and providers at the center of the design process, BWBR can create healing environments that enable staff to focus on their first priority – delivering compassionate and effective care.
Nearly 10 years after the completion of the new, 100-bed, BWBR-designed Inpatient Mental Health Center tower, Regions and BWBR partnered...01
Avera McKennan Hospital
In 2006, the BWBR-designed, 110-bed Avera Behavioral Health Center became the first new freestanding treatment facility of its kind west...02
Master Plan | Mayo Clinic engaged BWBR in a master plan to improve space utilization and reorganize the entire Department of...03
LEED v4 BD+C New Construction Zero Net Energy BWBR and BCRA partnered with the State of Washington on an immersive...04
The Redleaf Center for Family Healing expands upon the work of Hennepin Healthcare’s Mother-Baby Program, Minnesota’s first intensive mental health...05
Mercyone North Iowa Medical Center
A two-story addition houses 34 beds for behavioral health inpatients and a renovation in an adjacent hospital area expands services....06
June 20, 2023
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness each year.
March 3, 2021
As Scott Holmes recounts his evolving interest in the design of mental health spaces, it was the story of a...
March 1, 2021
Treating children and adolescents with mental and behavioral health issues is challenging. For those seeking treatment, care must be of...
April 1, 2019
Pankalo Education Center, a specialized school serving students with severe autism, emotional-behavioral disorders, and development cognitive disabilities, recently received the...
November 30, 2017
Many of us look back fondly on our college days, and for good reason. College life is full of opportunities...
March 1, 2017
Construction costs for most health care projects are often viewed through the lens of cost-per-square foot or cost-per-bed. The challenge...