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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital


Entry number: B06001
Project Name: Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital
Building Type: Healthcare
Completion Date: August 18, 2006
Architect: HMC Architects of Nevada


Design team:
Landscape architect: J.W. Zino
Civil engineer: WLB Group
Structural engineer: Martin Peltyn
Mechanical engineer: Petty & Associates
Electrical engineer: Dinter Engineering
General contractor: Sletten Constructors
Photographer: Opulence Studios


Design approach/Narrative: Southern Nevada is under served by psychiatric hospitals - the only one being provided by the state. Prior to admission, patients are examined for physical problems at a local hospital and held there until a bed in the psychiatric facility opens up. Prior to the completion of this project, up to one-third of all emergency beds in southern Nevada were occupied by psychiatric patients, creating s shortage of beds for those with serious physical ailments requiring immediate medical care. To satisfy the need for psychiatric beds, the State of Nevada chose to copy the “pod” design used in the existing psychiatric hospital in northern Nevada. Through a series of workshops with stakeholders and neighbors, the hospital began to take shape. The goal was to create a healing atmosphere that did not fit within the institutional norms of a typical psychiatric hospital.

Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos


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These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

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