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2020

HEALTHCARE DESIGN SHOWCASE

HONORABLE
MENTION

B EHAVIO RA L HE ALT H CE NT E R

Nixon Forensics Center (Fulton State
Hospital)
Fulton, Mo.
S UB MITTED BY: E Y P A R C H I T E C T U R E & E N G I N E E R I N G ( W A S H I N G T O N , D . C . ) A N D W S P U S A ( S T . L O U I S )

PROJECT CATEGORY:

New construction
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR:

Robert "Bob" Reitz, PhD,
director of psychiatric
facilities, State of Missouri,
Department of Mental Health,
Division of Behavioral Health
FIRMS:

EYP Architecture &
Engineering,
www.eypae.com;
WSP USA,
www.wsp.com
DESIGN TEAM:

The primary challenge of the new Fulton State Hospital
was resolving the seemingly contradictory goals of creating a safe, recovery-based environment for patients and
staff while providing security levels for all users commensurate with the admission of forensic psychiatric patients
who may do "harm to others or themselves."
The design solution is driven by healing, recovery, and
safety on the cutting edge of psychiatric care. The design
team empowered patients and staff through rigorous planning, maximizing light to circulation and treatment areas
and providing access to outdoor space and views to nature.
To reduce the length of circulation and establish site fit,
12 residential units were paired into six star-like clusters
to allow glazing and views from every room. The curvilinear circulation lines minimize walking distances to reduce staff stress and provide faster collegial connectivity
in times of need. The intersection of a central spine and a

AU G U S T 2 0 2 0 / S U P P L E M E N T T O H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N

cross corridor creates four light-giving courtyards-one
for each program community. Every community was carefully designed for safety-minimizing visual impact while
providing both real and perceived security to staff and patients-and therapeutic, adhering to the most progressive
standards of care for the mentally ill.
Transparency and integrated landscaping are used to
welcome the local community via a park-like perimeter
setting and through maximized glazing in the lobby and
administration building. Terra cotta and glass modulate
the facade and the lobby features a deep, protective, canopy supported by columns in both ordered and disordered
configurations to express the sensibility of the complex
work within. The overall design character strives to project a feeling of wellness-a return to normalcy that also
represents a patient's recovery and future reunion with
society.

Richard Clarke, project
designer; Eric Kern, project
director; Antoinette Ayers,
lead designer, interiors,
associate principal; Alison
Ledwith, architectural
designer; Brent Castro,
architectural designer (EYP);
Tom Brooks-Pilling, project
manager (WSP USA - prime
consultant); Marc Shaw,
programming/planning (Marc
Shaw, Architect, LLC)
PHOTOGRAPHY:

David Sundberg Architectural
Photographer/Esto
TOTAL BUILDING AREA
(SQ. FT.):

423,284
CONSTRUCTION COST/
SQ. FT.:

$424
TOTAL CONSTRUCTION COST
(EXCLUDING LAND):

$179.6 million
COMPLETED:

May 2019

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Healthcare Design - August 2020
Editorial
Show Talk
Remote Impact
Signs of the Times
Design Inspiration
Photo Tour
Acute Condition
Holistic Hospitality
Operations Resetting T H E S Tage
Product Spotlight Surfaces
The Center
Welcome
2020 Design Show Case Jury / Award Winners and Finalists
Award of Merit: Trend Setter
Award of Merit: Southern Charm
Honorablemention : Water - Front Wonder
Honorablemention : Iconic Innovation
Honorablemention: Coastal Hero
Right Spots
Project Directory
Healthcare Design Showcase
Face Time
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Healthcare Design - August 2020 - Award of Merit: Southern Charm
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Healthcare Design - August 2020 - Honorablemention : Water - Front Wonder
Healthcare Design - August 2020 - Honorablemention : Iconic Innovation
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Healthcare Design - August 2020 - Honorablemention: Coastal Hero
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