CDPC is proud to be part of CHOC’s New Pediatric Mental Health Initiative which will provide a comprehensive approach to pediatric mental health. The new center will have 18 beds in a secure and healing environment, offering a safe, nurturing place for children ages 3 to 18 to receive care. The center will also feature a specially built outdoor rooftop recreation area (designed by CDPC ), a dining room, family lounge and activity room (designed by Haynes + Oakley Architects). CHOC has set out to meet Rick and Kay Warren's challenge to create a premiere pediatric mental health model as a precedent for the entire adolescent care community. The ultimate goal of the center is to raise awareness and to create a full system of proper treatment for children and teens diagnosed with mental illness. CDPC designed the 4800 square foot, on-structure outdoor play area (pictured below) for recreation and rehabilitation. A multi-sensory environment was created with tactile experiences and rhythmical music elements for sensory stimulation. A multi-purpose sports courts equipped with basketball, volleyball and badminton surrounded by a rubber walking path and synthetic turf. Game tables and various seating areas for parents provide areas for fun and relaxation.
To read more about the center and the Ground Breaking Ceremony click hereor here.
CDPC Principal, Jim Baldovin and Haynes + Oakley Architects Senior Associate,
Mark Barrett at the CHOC Ceremony
Conceptual Landscape Plan for CHOC's Pediatric Mental Health Unit