Modern Minds with MUSC Health

Modern Minds with MUSC Health

Architect
LS3P
Location
40 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Offices
Katie Charlotte Photography
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
CarpetInterface
Wood Paneling CeilingArmstrong Ceiling Solutions
ChairsAllermuir
RugFLOR
CouchesNational Office Furniture
Chairs, Conference Room Chairs, Centerpiece TableOFS Brands

Product Spec Sheet
Carpet
Wood Paneling Ceiling
Chairs
Rug
by FLOR
Chairs, Conference Room Chairs, Centerpiece Table

Modern Minds with MUSC Health

LS3P as Architects

An innovative mental health and wellness center, Modern Minds with MUSC Health provides treatment for adults who are struggling with mental wellness, as well as those who are seeking growth in their personal and professional lives. The 3,400 SF renovation includes check-in and waiting areas, private waiting area, consult rooms, group therapy room, observation room, and both private and open offices.  

photo_credit Katie Charlotte Photography
Katie Charlotte Photography

The design was crafted to create a soothing environment to reduce stress and remove the stigma of receiving mental health services. LS3P provided schematic planning, construction documents, and interior design, including structural finishes, furniture, and artwork.  

photo_credit Katie Charlotte Photography
Katie Charlotte Photography

Modern Minds broadens the perception of how patients receive treatment for mental health, or framed differently, Brain Health. This outpatient clinic and wellness center creates a unique space for people to receive individual treatment or group therapy, a space that reimagines the current perception of a “mental health clinic,” and a welcoming, accessible environment focused on well-being. The design team worked closely with the providers to strike the right balance within the space. The interiors are residential-scale and spa-like, with elements of hospitality, healthcare, and co-working design woven throughout. 

photo_credit Katie Charlotte Photography
Katie Charlotte Photography

The interior features abundant natural light and views, a variety of textures, residential-scale lighting and furniture, and a serene but visually rich color and materials palette. Using evidence-based design concepts for improved outcomes with biophilic elements, the team included warm wood, a profusion of plants, and nature-inspired art to the interior palette. Sculptural light fixtures and modern furnishings add variety, and wood slat ceiling in the administrative area and vertical wood elements in treatment spaces subtly echo trees and branches. Furnishings in the consult rooms were selected with patient comfort in mind and allow for multiple positions and subtle movements to reduce anxiety. 

photo_credit Katie Charlotte Photography
Katie Charlotte Photography

The design also creates a serene work environment for the providers, including a small but bespoke break room to provide respite from a stressful job. Changes in the flooring patterns and wood ceiling feature help to delineate patient space from provider spaces, and roller shades allow individuals to tailor the lighting to their comfort level in each room.

photo_credit LS3P
LS3P

 

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