ACH Child and Family Services
ACH Child and Family Services is converting a 10,660 sq. ft. building on their 4-acre campus into a 16-bed residential facility for youth with behavioral and mental health needs. The population of youth served would range in age from 13-17 years old. Youth will live in the building for 6-12 months while receiving treatment. The project involves complete demolition and new build-out of the interior of the building, which has been vacant since 2009. The building consists of two wings connected by a central common area and required functions will include bedrooms, bathrooms, a dining room, recreational space, public space, and offices for staff. Our design will support the safety and treatment needs of this special youth population by allowing adequate supervision, specific materials and finishes that are durable and impact resistant, and fixtures that support a safe environment, while at the same time providing a friendly, non-institutional atmosphere for the youth residents. Our design team is also incorporating thoughtful approaches to both electronic and physical security systems such as door locks, video surveillance, and motion sensors for the facility. The design also includes outdoor recreational opportunities for residents, landscaping, parking, and interior design.