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F FIRST LOOK | 10.15
Support system

The last stage of a master plan
for pediatric behavioral health facility
Clarity Child Guidance Center
accommodates inpatient care,
short-stay observation, and lots
of room for kids to play
By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis

For example, glass walls are used to provide more
openness to the layout and bring in natural light, while

also enhancing caregiver supervision of patients. Highimpact and durable materials with a residential feel,
such as wood-grain vinyl tile, combat an institutional
vibe while still providing ease of maintenance.
Play was also delivered in myriad ways, with the
gym and recreational therapy spaces supporting
games ranging from hopscotch and four square to
bowling and basketball. The overall campus was
developed around a courtyard, with smaller, more
intimate buildings sited around that central outdoor
core and pedestrian paths and green spaces connecting the buildings.
One challenging request for the design team was
Clarity's need for an observation unit, where patients
may be diverted from the ED for under 24 hours, to
assess their condition and appropriate treatment
options. The solution was a locked, 100-square-foot
space that includes a convertible couch for overnight
stays and an area for family. It will share support
services with the inpatient unit.
Additionally, the project will provide an outpatient
center to house the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio's Child & Adolescent
Psychiatry residency education program and provide
additional room for physicians and therapists. HCD

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COURTESY OF MARMON MOK ARCHITECTURE

Clarity Child Guidance Center's pediatric behavioral
health campus in San Antonio is in the home stretch
of realizing a master plan set in motion in 2013.
Marmon Mok Architecture (San Antonio) was
charged with assisting in the development of a campus plan that streamlined operations for the provider,
which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of
mental, emotional, and behavioral health disorders.
That plan had to accommodate a growing demand
for services as well as enhance the provider's
therapeutic recreation program, all within its existing
1980s site at the South Texas Medical Center.
To help meet those needs, an expansion-scheduled for completion in December-provides a 14-bed
residential unit with a six-room observation unit, a
new admissions department with a highly visible
entry, a recreation therapy center and multipurpose
gym, a day treatment building, a three-story outpatient services building, and a new parking garage.
With its pediatric patient population in mind, the
design team set out to create a family-friendly space
full of bold colors and graphics but with safety and
security top of mind, too.

Above: An aerial view
captures the campus,
developed around a
central courtyard. The
campus includes pedestrian paths and green
spaces to interlink the
buildings. Left: Throughout the campus, colorful
graphic elements create
a lively environment for
the pediatric patients. A
new 14-bed residential
unit with a six-room
observation unit and new
admissions department
is to the right, with a
gym and day treatment
building on the left.


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