Earlier this summer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio, broke ground on the centerpiece of its west campus expansion, the Behavioral Health Pavilion (BHP) – the largest behavioral health treatment and research center for children and adolescents on a pediatric medical campus. HAWA Incorporated was honored to attend the ceremonial groundbreaking lunch.
This event reemphasized a key project goal: breaking the stigma associated with behavioral and mental health disorders. The NCH healthcare providers shared statistics and anecdotal evidence to educate and enlighten the design and construction team about the reality of this childhood epidemic, which, in turn, helped guide our design decisions every step of the way.
Designed in conjunction with the new West Central Energy Plant, the BHP will be the third building constructed on the west campus. The eight-story, 350,000-square-foot facility features integrated behavioral health services such as a crisis and observation center, 48 in-patient beds, a rooftop play area, sunny courtyards and several public spaces designed for community outreach and inclusion. Click on the image below to see a video of the various features of this one-of-a-kind facility.
HAWA had a significant role in the hospital’s expansion west of Parsons during the master planning and programming phases. Our design and construction team has provided MEP and technology system designs for all of the new buildings in the west campus and, with construction underway on the BHP and West Central Energy Plant, we are actively participating in the construction review process.
As with all of HAWA’s work at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we are proud to be part of this important project. Do you have a project that is making a difference in your community? We would love to hear about it, so reach out to us today!