Eating Recovery Center Willow  |  Denver, Colorado

We started this project, the T.I. of a new 72-bed, 60,000 s.f. licensed psychiatric hospital treating eating disorders, in late 2016. Our team began by conducting patient and staff surveys, observations, and a design workshop to help us find out what was working in the client’s other inpatient facilities, and what needed to be improved. The results and data provided via this research allowed us to have better and more informed discussions in our initial meetings, which ultimately truly transforms how the built environment impacts patient care.

One of the primary goals for the project centered around visibility and its impact on both patient and staff safety. This changed the layout and design of many spaces including the community spaces, spa/ baths, and dining. To create a sense of welcome and comfort, a selection of uplifting artwork was placed throughout the lobby.