CDPC and CHOC Breaking New Ground
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.
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
Rooftop Recreation Area