The South Sound Behavioral Hospital is an anchor project for DPR’s newly re-opened Seattle regional office, and a first in the Olympia, WA submarket. Completed for DPR’s national healthcare client US HealthVest in April 2019, the project converted a formerly vacant office building into a state-of-the-art facility that provides behavioral health and addiction treatment services to children, adolescents, adults and seniors.
The new, four-story, 78,000-square-foot facility fosters a safe and nurturing environment through its open spaces, broad windows and direct views of nature. The 108-bed facility features safety glass and anti-ligature design selections, such as hard lid ceilings, plumbing fixtures, doors, hinges and furniture. The building received new elevators and upgraded amenities for use as activity rooms, therapy spaces, a dining area, and indoor and outdoor recreational spaces. Adult and adolescent patients are separated with no line of sight. DPR also performed extensive seismic and shear wall upgrades using Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) to bring the existing office building up to code.