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CenterPointe Hospital of Columbia Featured in Architectural Newsletter

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Centered on Patient Care

CenterPointe Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, the first stand-alone behavioral facility in the area, is addressing a significant need for behavioral health services in the surrounding community. The 56,000 square-foot, 72-bed hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient services. Designed as a prototype, this $18.7 million building can be adapted for a variety of sites, with the lobby and dining space anchoring the design. Providing both a buffer between the hospital and the surrounding neighborhood and a comforting, natural setting is a 1.3 acre tree preservation area.

Natural light infuses the space, with high ceilings and large windows in public spaces, and clerestory glazing in more sensitive areas. Horizontal banding in the dining area emphasizes the connection with the exterior by directing sight lines through the use of reveals. The dining area serves not only patient functions but can be used as meeting space for staff and public events.