DSHS Behavioral Health Community Campuses

Part of a commitment to fuller integration between behavioral health services and the communities they belong to, Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services will build new in-patient facilities across up to 12 campuses around the state. Lund Opsahl provided master planning for the entire project, which consisted of the structural design for 2 variations on a single story, 16-bed steel framed buildings that can be modified as needed to the specific topographical, seismic, and utility constraints of the site. DSHS currently has two facilities in progress in the high-need areas of Vancouver and Centralia, WA. This project will allow for increased access to mental health care that is more local and less disruptive to patients and their loved ones alike.

Renderings courtesy of BCRA