VA Jefferson Barracks, Mental Health Clinic
St. Louis, Missouri
The outpatient clinic is designed to serve the needs of veterans, particularly those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The building houses offices, group therapy and one-on-one treatment rooms for the PTSD Clinical Team, OIF/OEF PTSD Clinical Team, Mental Health Intensive Case Management Team, and Mental Health Service Administration.
Our designers considered the needs of the clinic’s users and staff in the building layout, including the arrangement of offices and treatment rooms. (Specifically, patient waiting and treatment areas were not to have seating in front of windows.) As a result, offices and administrative space are located along the exterior walls, allowing access to windows, while therapy and treatment rooms are interior, taking utmost advantage of daylight from clerestory windows above.